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Demand for electric vehicles is at an all-time high, and government incentives are helping put them within reach for more consumers.

As a result, manufacturers are putting more EVs on the market every day. Local auto dealers across New York are surely all in to meet this moment.

Approximately three dozen models are currently on lots statewide.

Dealers expect to have 70 new models available by the end of 2022, and 150 by the end of 2023.

A few EV manufacturers are trying to capitalize on this unprecedented demand by pushing Albany for special treatment that lets them circumvent consumer protections and maximize their profits on the backs of New York vehicle buyers and owners.

Tell Albany: Say No to Sweetheart Deals and Special Treatment

Direct sales weaken consumer protections and threaten New York’s EV revolution! Take action now to contact your representative and urge them to reject S1763/A4614.

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Local dealerships are in the strongest position to help New York vehicle buyers go electric.  NY's auto dealers are located in almost every community statewide and are a dependable and established presence, with years of proven experience in customer service and satisfaction both in person and through an online sales process.  Local dealers provide thousands of good-paying, family-sustaining union jobs and are a significant economic driver at a time when the state is still recovering from the impact of the COVID crisis. Take action now by sending a message your representative right now and urge them to reject S1763/A4614, which will weaken dealer franchise laws, undermine consumer protections, and create special carve-outs for corporations that do not give back to our community.

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The legislation being considered will weaken dealer franchise laws, undermine consumer protections, and create special carve-outs for corporations that do not give back to our community. Dealerships are required by franchise agreements to provide onsite vehicle maintenance and service. That’s something the direct sales model doesn’t include. Direct sales are also less convenient for a vehicle buyer. Spot deliveries aren’t possible and custom pre-orders are a necessity, sometimes requiring many months before a car is delivered.  Click to call your representative and tell them to vote NO on S1763/A4614.

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Dismantling the long-established franchise model just to meet the needs of a small group of companies that only serve a small group of consumers doesn’t make sense. It’s not good for the economy. It’s not good for consumers. And it won’t help New York realize its EV goals any faster. Send the message loud and clear: legislators must reject special carve outs for out of State corporations, who produce no benefit to the communicate.

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Here’s why Albany should say NO to expanding the direct sales model for EVs:


The Biden administration set the ambitious target of 50 percent of EV sale shares in the U.S. by 2030. New York aims to put 3 million EVs on the road by 2030 to help combat climate change.

Local auto dealers are already selling EVs, providing the same convenience and service to consumers on which they’ve long relied. 

Dealers are accommodating consumers and their plans to purchase an EV. New car dealerships have inventory for test driving and purchasing, consumers can special order their vehicle in person or online; dealers have systems in place to allow for remote sales and create the individualized experience consumers want and need.  

The direct sales model eliminates price competition, which drives up costs. That won’t encourage sufficient sales to help meet EV goals. Also, some EV start-ups have been experiencing numerous difficulties, such as production delays, bringing new models to market, resulting in excessive price increases, and failed sales targets. 

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Consumer Protection

New York’s franchise law specifically states that it was established to protect consumers from “frauds, impositions, and other abuses.” Letting a select few companies circumvent it will remove those critical protections.

The law also mandates agreements between dealers and manufacturers that require onsite service, which is especially important in the event of factory recalls or product defects. Local dealerships advocate for their customers and can hold manufacturers accountable.


Legislative findings

Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 4, ARTICLE 17-A

§ 460. Legislative findings. The legislature finds and declares that the distribution and sale of motor vehicles within this state vitally affects the general economy of the state and the public interest and the public welfare, and that in order to promote the public interest and the public welfare and in the exercise of its police power, it is necessary to regulate motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and factory or distributor representatives and to regulate dealers of motor vehicles doing business in this state in order to prevent frauds, impositions and other abuses upon its citizens and to protect and preserve the investments and properties of the citizens of this state.


Jobs & Economic Development

Last year, New York dealerships generated almost $60 billion in total sales and paid $2.4 billion in sales tax. Directly and indirectly, they support more than 107,000 jobs statewide, many of which are union positions. 

As the state continues to recover from the pandemic-induced economic downturn, it needs the business that dealerships generate – and the jobs they create – more than ever.

Strong Community Connections

Local dealerships have established strong ties to their respective communities, supporting charitable organizations and playing an active role in events that support schools, kids, the environment, hospitals, and much more. 

Upending the franchise model threatens the ability of dealers to survive in the long-term, which will have a far-reaching impact in the communities they call home.