Best Buy Exploring Electric Car Sales
It began selling electric motorcycles and bikes in 2009
and now installs home chargers for the Ford Focus Electric and Misubishi’s
electric vehicles, so it’s probably not a complete leap that Best Buy
is looking into perhaps putting electric cars on its lots.
Chad Bell, senior
director, new business solutions at Best Buy, told Automotive News, "We
are having conversations with some of the startups. I would say the conversations
are going well. We are very excited about several partnerships that we can’t
talk about yet."
Mr. Bell believes that with over 1,100 stores in the U.S.,
Best Buy can be a force in the electric vehicle market. He said the company
is also looking to speak with established car companies about selling their
"We probably get more traffic in a weekend than some of these dealers
do in a month," he told Automotive News. "This is a long-term business
for us to be in."
- Best Buy to Test Electric Motorcycle and Bike Sales – RetailWire
- Best Buy considers EV sales – Automotive News (reg. required)
Discussion Questions: Do you see Best Buy becoming a major force in electric vehicle sales in the future? Do you see other non-automotive retail chains following suit?