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Tesla's Sales Moat

In short, franchise laws protect manufacturers from opening stores that would compete and take business from the existing dealerships. As covered above, dealerships are collectively very large, and since they happen, collect the sales tax from the consumer, they become one of the largest tax payers in a given state. This has given them tremendous influence over Congress, and with the power of dozens of dealer associations across the country any manufacturer attempts to start a sales operation has been shut down.

Differences between Tesla & Fisker

I invested a small amount in Tesla when the company went public. In the long term, the company's strategy will prove successful. Tesla, to me, is the auto industry equivalent of Apple. They produce well-engineered electric vehicles by beautiful design.

Back in 2008 the companies even shared a few things that were a little too close for comfort (Tesla at one point sued Fisker alleging that Fisker stole Tesla’s design ideas and trade secrets). So here’s 10 key differences between these two electric car makers.

Source earth2tech