VW electric car buyers in Germany will have to order directly through VW. After that they will be assigned a dealer to pickup their car. Expect this agency model to roll out elsewhere in Europe and globally.
It’s no secret that auto dealerships are a major bottleneck for EV sales. Legacy automakers may cast an envious eye on Tesla’s direct-to-customer sales model, but they cannot practically (or legally) cut the dealers out of the equation. Now Volkswagen may have found a way to solve this dilemma...