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Tesla Stores Changing Dealer Relationship, Says Ex-Apple Exec At Ford Seminar

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December 17, 2013 AT 3:25 AM
Apparently, you can learn a lot about Tesla Motors at a Ford seminar. Tesla's unusual sales model--which eschews traditional franchised dealerships for direct-sale retail stores--could change the way people buy cars, a former strategic planning leader for Apple said at a Ford panel on global trends last week. The Tesla Stores are company owned and located primarily in shopping malls, Chris Riley noted.