Tesla Model S Owners Unite To Offer Law-Skirting Test Drives In Iowa
Iowa’s department of Transportation has deemed Tesla-conducted Model S test drives illegal.
So, you’re probably thinking that Model S test drives don’t occur anymore in Iowa, right? Wrong.
InsideEVs is on the scene for a law-skirting event where Model S owners (mostly from Minnesota) trekked to Iowa to hold a private test-drive event where potential Tesla-owning Iowans can drive the Model S to get a feel for the electric car.
There’s always a way to work around existing laws, right?
Paul Steier, director of the Iowa DOT’s Bureau of Investigation and Identity Protection, says that this test-drive event is perfectly legal since the Model S owners don’t work for Tesla and have no direct association with the automaker.
Interested Iowans can purchase a Tesla online or venture out of state to the nearest Tesla store.
The group conducting the so-called renegade test drives will head to Michigan (another state where Tesla can’t conduct sales) next Spring.
The Model S test-drive event in Iowa is in Des Moines at the Urbandale Hy-Vee, 8710 Douglas Ave, from 5-8 PM on Friday or 11 AM-3 PM on Saturday.
*InsideEVs is on the scene in Des Moines where we’re capturing video of the event too. Look for us to present more coverage of this unique test-drive event soon.