abasile wrote:I also agree that in the long run, EVs will force a change in dealer business models. They'll have to kiss much of their service revenue goodbye. (For that matter, incremental improvements in ICE reliability have probably impacted service revenue quite significantly over time.) Dealers can choose to either fight the future, or evolve and support the rollout of EVs. Those that change with the times should at least be able to preserve their sales revenue and some portion of their service revenue. Keeping EVSEs available can be costly, but it's an investment in the future.
If they're worried, all they have to do is make the feeblest effort towards producing & selling software upgrades. Plenty of repeat business, zero inventory cost, zero grease.