The 2020 Kansas City Auto Show kicked off On March 4 at the Bartel Hall Convention and Exhibition Center, but Tesla motors are not allowed to enter the showroom because of Missouri’s legal requirements for direct vehicle sales by automakers,media reported. Meanwhile, the Show’s cars at the Kansas City Auto Show are not from automakers, but private cars.
But although not able to enter the exhibition hall, but the Tesla owners did not give up, but took a way to make people think of the exhibition.
The Kansas City Tesla Owners Club has organized another volunteer event to showcase Tesla cars outside the pavilion on March 7-8. Several Tesla cars were on display during the event, and the owner answered everyday questions about Tesla cars.
Tesla was unable to enter the showroom, mainly because the Auto Dealers Association was behind the farce, and its charter prohibits Tesla from becoming a member. “A sales and service agreement with a car manufacturer is a criterion for joining the Auto Dealers Association, and Tesla’s business model does not include licensees, so they cannot join the association,” the Association of Auto Dealers said. “
Tesla’s online direct sales model in the U.S. has no so-called franchisees, and the traditional 4S store, only the Tesla Experience Center.
The main operating processes of Tesla’s direct sales model: model understanding, intention to purchase, store experience, scheduled test drive, official website reservation, payment deposit, factory order, custom production, payment of tail, vehicle delivery.
But because Tesla is using a direct-selling model, consumers don’t have to buy a car through a 4S store, a model that threatens the interests of the traditional car dealership system and is opposed by the traditional dealer ship union.
Several U.S. states have introduced laws that prohibit Tesla from selling products directly to consumers, but must pass the state’s brick-and-mortar dealership system. The obstruction of local government in the United States is also a major test of Tesla’s direct sales model.