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Don't be fooled: only some electric cars are sold nationwide, even now

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally published on August 11, 2014, when modern electric cars had been on the market just three and a half years. Three years later, confusion among buyers still exists as to what vehicles are available where. We have updated the article accordingly.
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It's the dealers. Tesla knew dealers would just muck things up because longer lasting cars and less maintenance is not in the interest of the dealers.
No. It is the mfr. Just like Tesla doesn't ship to all countries or have a sales center in all states, other mfrs make the same decisions.
Tesla doesn't sell in India which has almost the population of China. I have a hunch that Israel is not covered for political reasons that affect total sales.

For EV/PHEV mfrs it is more profitable to service only the CARB states. Companies that service other states must charge more or take higher losses.

Dealerships can only order what the mfr allows them to. EVs and Halo cars are affected the most.
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