Ford says half of its dealers in the US, or around 1,550, are opting to sell electric and hybrid vehicles in 2024. That’s down from around two-thirds of dealers that said they would sell EVs about a year ago.
GM found the same for its Buick dealers, 50 percent of whom are opting out of the brand’s decision to go all-electric. Money is playing a role, with GM telling its dealers they would need to commit to spend upwards $400,000 to prepare their stores to sell and service EVs. Chevy dealers aren’t being offered buyouts, meaning they’re stuck trying to sell the not-exactly-stellar-sounding Chevy Blazer EV.
[Detroit Free Press]