Autoline's John McElroy conducted a one-on-one interview with Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk over the past weekend.

One question McElroy posed to Musk was in regards to Tesla's direct-sales model and the possible future need for Tesla dealerships.

As HybridCars writes of McElroy's discussion with Musk:

“When I asked him if he could really scale up his retail model in all 50 states of the U.S. and asked how they would handle maintenance and repairs, Musk admitted that relying exclusively on company stores probably was not enough.”

Musk added:

“We may need a hybrid system, with a combination of our own stores and some dealer franchises.”

Check out the video above for more of McElroy's discussion with Musk.

Show notes:

- Tesla Considers Franchise Dealers

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- You Said It!

Source: Autoline

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