Infographic: In Which States Tesla Can And Can’t Sell Model S

JUN 18 2014 BY STAFF 9

Courtesy of Mojo Motors, this handy infographic show the current sales status for Tesla Motors in all 50 US states, as well as Washington D.C.

“We saw one of the first used Tesla Model S sedans go up for sale last week and it got us thinking, where can you buy, supercharge or service a Tesla these days? We scourged the internet and bribed our design team to put it all together in a sweet infographic – enjoy!”

States Mojo Motors, who summarizes the map as follows:


States that Ban Direct Sales: 26
States that Allow Tesla to Sell Cars: 22
States Tesla is Fighting to Overturn Ban: 2

Mojo Motors adds this note to the infographic:

“Manufacturer direct sales are banned in the red states. Tesla can have service centers, superchargers and stores and galleries in these states but cannot sell or deliver cars. For example, you can check out a Tesla at Short Hills Mall in New Jersey, but you cannot take a test drive or discuss pricing with a salesperson. If you want to purchase a car, you would have to buy at and then arrange a delivery.”

Source: Mojo Motors

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9 Comments on "Infographic: In Which States Tesla Can And Can’t Sell Model S"

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Makes me disappointed in / ashamed of Alabama once again. At least EVERY state whose borders touch Alabama can sell Tesla, and with a 200+ mile range, when the Everyman’s Tesla makes it on the scene, I can pick one up in Nashville or Atlanta.

There are superchargers in Kansas.

“Data accurate as of May 19, 2014”

They just opened this month.

Interesting choice of colors. With a few exceptions (most notably the Southeastern states), this looks an awful lot like a political map. I guess in some ways it is.

A good example of our “free market at work.” Buy yourself a politician or two and have them pass a protection Law for your business.

The absence of government equates to a free-market, and there is no such thing as rent-seeking.

Knowing that there has been no “Serious Permanent Injury” Or Death in a Tesla Model S:

If not allowed to buy a Model S in my State (for a family member – wife, son or daughter) through a Tesla Store, can I sue the State if a family member is killed or permanently injured in the car the Model S would have replaced?

I foresee interesting times ahead.


Not sure if I’m reading this correctly… but it looks like it states that Connecticut does not allow super chargers? They had some of the very early installs. The writer of the infamous NYT review utilized the one in Milford way back in Jan/Feb 2013. Since then 4 more locations have opened.

Sorry, but the only states that currently ban Tesla sales are Arizona and Texas (New Jersey having just reversed their views on it). Even in these states you can still order the cars from home and accept delivery/register them locally. The only thing you aren’t allowed to do is order from the store itself and a few other things like discuss pricing with employees.