Jeep, Rivian & Mercedes, VinFast, And EV Dealers: EV News Sept 16, 2022
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Buick and Cadillac have offered buyouts for dealers who don’t want to invest in selling EVs, but sister brand Chevy doesn’t want to join the bandwagon. Chevrolet has been selling EVs for years, and 95% of its dealers have sold at least one EV. Chevy hopes that dealers who take buyouts from its sister brands may end up exclusively selling Chevy vehicles, which can be a variety of ICE and/or electric vehicles.
Ford, however, is giving its dealers a choice – either invest in electric vehicles or don’t sell EVs at all. At first glance, the choice seems harsh, but it helps Ford decide where to invest in EV infrastructure. Those that do want to sell Ford’s electric vehicles must agree to several rules: fair, transparent pricing with no last-minute haggling, and dealers must invest a certain amount for EV infrastructure. Decisions, decisions.
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