Elon Musk seems to tweak noses, but I don’t know much about him.
The Tesla cars, though, seem like real progress in a field full of fumes. How is it possible that state legislatures could ban the direct sales model? I get that the local dealers are going to be run over - and they’re clearly sure of the same - but surely some kind of managed decline of their business model would work?
Instead, they’re lobbying (and succeeding) to erase the threat. I suppose it’s all business, but Tesla seems a better business model anyway. Disintermediate to win. End consumers lose.