Cadillac Dealers’ Revolt Could Juice Electric Vehicle Sales

The Michigan state Senate is set to consider banning automakers from selling electric vehicles directly to customers and bypassing dealerships.

It reportedly costs roughly $200,000 or more for a dealership to incorporate charging stations and other infrastructure that comes with selling and servicing electric vehicles.

Some Cadillac dealers say that’s too rich for their blood. About 150 dealers reportedly say they will drop the brand rather than invest in the expensive upgrades required to sell and service electric vehicles.

But analyst Kristin Dziczek, Vice President of Industry, Labor & Economics with the Center for Automotive Research, says the dealers’ reluctance