Back in October of last year, a certain rogue Tesla Model S owner “took it to the man” by staging a test-drive event in Des Moines, Iowa, where the automaker’s factory-owned showrooms had recently been made illegal. He and two other private owners drove from Missouri to offer up their personal cars for interested parties to take out for a spin.
This dissident Tesla Model S owner goes by the name of Eric Jackson, and he’s out to do it again, having scheduled a similar event to take place in the township of St. Joseph, Michigan.
As local news source The Herald-Palladium reports, Mr. Jackson has rounded up between 20 and 50 fellow Tesla Model S owners this time, who will descend upon the charging station at I-94 and Niles Rd. this Saturday and Sunday. These owners will again offer up their personal cars to be test-driven by interested persons, although the rally will also perform the double-duty of protesting Michigan’s anti-Tesla legislation on the automaker’s behalf.
The Herald-Palladium writes that Mr. Jackson sees Michigan’s legislation as a violation of the competitive, free market principle. He remarked: “This is not America… What’s wrong with this picture? It’s a way to cripple an American-made automobile.”