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I was trying to dig up any info on possible PA showrooms or service centers when I came across some disappointing info in the S-1 filing. It appears that it’s illegal for Rivian to sell direct to consumer or have any service centers in these eight states: Alabama, Louisiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia. See page 139 in the S-1 for reference. S-1

It does appear the legislation is drafted for PA to broaden their (5) Tesla service center limit law to include any EV manufacturer but I don’t see any specific timing on the Bill since it’s been referred to committee. HB 1907
 

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I was trying to dig up any info on possible PA showrooms or service centers when I came across some disappointing info in the S-1 filing. It appears that it’s illegal for Rivian to sell direct to consumer or have any service centers in these eight states: Alabama, Louisiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia. See page 139 in the S-1 for reference. S-1

It does appear the legislation is drafted for PA to broaden their (5) Tesla service center limit law to include any EV manufacturer but I don’t see any specific timing on the Bill since it’s been referred to committee. HB 1907
I was thinking the same thing, but I’ve seen a few PA residents with delivery window estimates early next year. So I must be missing something.
 

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I was trying to dig up any info on possible PA showrooms or service centers when I came across some disappointing info in the S-1 filing. It appears that it’s illegal for Rivian to sell direct to consumer or have any service centers in these eight states: Alabama, Louisiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia. See page 139 in the S-1 for reference. S-1

It does appear the legislation is drafted for PA to broaden their (5) Tesla service center limit law to include any EV manufacturer but I don’t see any specific timing on the Bill since it’s been referred to committee. HB 1907
Also in the S-1 is this statement:

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1874178/000119312521289903/d157488ds1.htm said:
Once licensed in one or more of these 22 states, we may sell our vehicles to any consumer in the United States as a matter of interstate commerce.
So Rivian is taking the position (surely after lengthly legal consultation) that once they’re licensed to sell in at least one state, they can legally sell to any consumer in any state, under federal law. If you live in a “bad” state, then you’ll probably docusign with a Rivian employee located in an approved state, then they just ship you your truck.

Service was the big unknown, as dispatching a service van from another state is a pretty big expense/hassle, but it seems Rivian is willing to do that, initially, while they work to lobby these states to remove their heads from their proverbial butts.
 

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The Rivian sign is now up on the Colorado Service Center.

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Yes Admin, more shots I took from the Denver Service Center yesterday with customer lounge done, service Bays starting to tool-up, and Rivian labeled flatbed transport truck parked in case some of you missed the Colorado thread.
 

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Also in the S-1 is this statement:



So Rivian is taking the position (surely after lengthly legal consultation) that once they’re licensed to sell in at least one state, they can legally sell to any consumer in any state, under federal law. If you live in a “bad” state, then you’ll probably docusign with a Rivian employee located in an approved state, then they just ship you your truck.

Service was the big unknown, as dispatching a service van from another state is a pretty big expense/hassle, but it seems Rivian is willing to do that, initially, while they work to lobby these states to remove their heads from their proverbial butts.
Hopefully there will be movement soon if there is a house bill already being discussed. They can cover parts of PA from Ohio (Pittsburgh) and New Jersey/Delaware (for Philadelphia area).
I now understand why Lucid has two NJ locations - helps them cover multiple sites.
 

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I wrote my State Rep here in PA and got this reponse.

In the state of PA, almost all new vehicles have been sold through dealer networks supplied by respective automobile manufacturers. The General Assembly amended the Board Vehicles Act in 2014 by passing SB1409 which then became Act 125. Rep. Masser voted for Act 125. This Act allowed Tesla, who is the manufacturer, to also directly sell its vehicles in PA. Currently, Rep. Lawrence is the prime sponsor of HB 1907 which was introduced on September 27, 2021. The bill was referred to the Professional Licensure committee. This bill would allow other electric vehicle manufacturers to sell directly to the public. The bill has not made it out of committee because there has been extreme push back from the PA Dealers Association. The bill will not move until there is a compromise.

My response:

I am so glad to hear Rep Masser is amenable to loosening EV direct sales regulations in Pennsylvania.

Of course the Dealers don’t want the market to be opened up! In a few years all of them will be offering EVs and it wont matter anymore. The consumer will have the choice, the sine qua non for free market economy! They will survive this transition period just fine sitting on their fat corporate nest eggs.

So, what exactly is “extreme pushback”? Are they threatening to pull lobbying money and campaign donations? How do citizens like me combat that?

His office’s reply:

You’re welcome. I do not know exactly what extreme pushback means……sorry.



***This sort of bullshit gets me so fired up and is proof we must get corporate money out of politics!***
 

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I wrote my State Rep here in PA and got this reponse.

In the state of PA, almost all new vehicles have been sold through dealer networks supplied by respective automobile manufacturers. The General Assembly amended the Board Vehicles Act in 2014 by passing SB1409 which then became Act 125. Rep. Masser voted for Act 125. This Act allowed Tesla, who is the manufacturer, to also directly sell its vehicles in PA. Currently, Rep. Lawrence is the prime sponsor of HB 1907 which was introduced on September 27, 2021. The bill was referred to the Professional Licensure committee. This bill would allow other electric vehicle manufacturers to sell directly to the public. The bill has not made it out of committee because there has been extreme push back from the PA Dealers Association. The bill will not move until there is a compromise.

My response:

I am so glad to hear Rep Masser is amenable to loosening EV direct sales regulations in Pennsylvania.

Of course the Dealers don’t want the market to be opened up! In a few years all of them will be offering EVs and it wont matter anymore. The consumer will have the choice, the sine qua non for free market economy! They will survive this transition period just fine sitting on their fat corporate nest eggs.

So, what exactly is “extreme pushback”? Are they threatening to pull lobbying money and campaign donations? How do citizens like me combat that?

His office’s reply:

You’re welcome. I do not know exactly what extreme pushback means……sorry.



***This sort of bullshit gets me so fired up and is proof we must get corporate money out of politics!***
Thanks for this. I am going to write to my state representative and senator.
 
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