June 6, 2023

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Henrik Fisker Has Something To Say About America’s Franchise Laws

He also had something to say regarding America’s dealership franchise laws, something he’s clearly no fan of. “So the way I look at it today – and somebody should say this and nobody said it yet – there are more EV companies in America than those traditional truck companies. That’s true,” he said. “So, somebody has to ask the question if the consumer wants to buy direct business [or at a dealer]. It’s a free country.”

Like Fisker, Tesla, Rivian, and Lucid all utilize the direct sales model that’s not legal in all 50 states due to pressure from the powerful dealership lobby. Eventually, Fisker believes, they’ll change as consumers are buying more and more products in general online.