Tesla showrooms are not legal in Connecticut. Have to go out of state to test drive one.
Tesla finds workaround to lease cars in Connecticut, where car dealers/politicians are blocking sales - Electrek
Tesla has found a workaround to start leasing cars out of its showroom in Connecticut, where car dealers and politicians have been blocking Tesla’s attempts to legally sell cars. The Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association (CARA) has been lobbying to retain its monopoly on vehicle sales in...
“We are excited to announce that we are now able to offer leases to Connecticut residents from our Milford location. Visitors can now speak with a Milford Gallery Advisor about electric vehicle technology and experience a demonstration drive if they are considering leasing a Tesla. This is an exciting step toward increasing the number of electric vehicles in Connecticut, and Tesla thanks you for all your support along the way.”
“A Tesla leasing location can offer leases but cannot conduct any activity related to the sale of a motor vehicle. Because it is a manufacturer, Tesla is not eligible to apply for a dealer license under state law, but Tesla is eligible to hold a leasing license, and thus is authorized to offer leases in Connecticut.”