NADA Video Tries to Persuade Buyers Against Buying From Tesla

The ongoing state-by-state battles between Tesla Motors and lobbyists for state and national car-dealer interests, who are trying to get franchise laws modified to make the electric-car maker's direct sales to retail buyers illegal. Last summer, the National Automobile Dealers Association launched the first in what's now a series of video cartoons, explaining why the car-dealer system is better for buyers than the other way of selling cars that it wants to make illegal. While Tesla and its direct-sales model are never mentioned, that NADA video enumerates the benefits it believes local dealerships offer: price competition, consumer safety during vehicle recalls, after-sale support and service even if a manufacturer pulls out of the market, local jobs and tax revenue, and simple convenience.