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Palo Alto, CA — Independent testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the Tesla Model S a 5-star safety rating, not just overall, but in every subcategory without exception. Approximately one percent of all cars tested by the federal government achieve 5 stars across the board. NHTSA does not publish a star rating above 5, however safety levels better than 5 stars are captured in the overall Vehicle Safety Score (VSS) provided to manufacturers, where the Model S achieved a new combined record of 5.4 stars.

Of all vehicles tested, including every major make and model approved for sale in the United States, the Model S set a new record for the lowest likelihood of injury to occupants. While the Model S is a sedan, it also exceeded the safety score of all SUVs and minivans. This score takes into account the probability of injury from front, side, rear and rollover accidents.

The Model S has the advantage in the front of not having a large gasoline engine block, thus creating a much longer crumple zone to absorb a high speed impact. This is fundamentally a force over distance problem – the longer the crumple zone, the more time there is to slow down occupants at g loads that do not cause injuries. Just like jumping into a pool of water from a tall height, it is better to have the pool be deep and not contain rocks. The Model S motor is only about a foot in diameter and is mounted close to the rear axle, and the front section that would normally contain a gasoline engine is used for a second trunk.

For the side pole intrusion test, considered one of the most difficult to pass, the Model S was the only car in the “good” category among the other top one percent of vehicles tested. Compared to the Volvo S60, which is also 5-star rated in all categories, the Model S preserved 63.5 percent of driver residual space vs. 7.8 percent for the Volvo. Tesla achieved this outcome by nesting multiple deep aluminum extrusions in the side rail of the car that absorb the impact energy (a similar approach was used by the Apollo Lunar Lander) and transfer load to the rest of the vehicle. This causes the pole to be either sheared off or to stop the car before the pole hits an occupant.

The rear crash testing was particularly important, given the optional third row children’s seat. For this, Tesla factory installs a double bumper if the third row seat is ordered. This was needed in order to protect against a highway speed impact in the rear with no permanently disabling injury to the third row occupants. The third row is already the safest location in the car for frontal or side injuries.

The Model S was also substantially better in rollover risk, with the other top vehicles being approximately 50 percent worse. During testing at an independent facility, the Model S refused to turn over via the normal methods and special means were needed to induce the car to roll. The reason for such a good outcome is that the battery pack is mounted below the floor pan, providing a very low center of gravity, which simultaneously ensures exceptional handling and safety.

Of note, during validation of Model S roof crush protection at an independent commercial facility, the testing machine failed at just above 4 g’s. While the exact number is uncertain due to Model S breaking the testing machine, what this means is that at least four additional fully loaded Model S vehicles could be placed on top of an owner’s car without the roof caving in. This is achieved primarily through a center (B) pillar reinforcement attached via aerospace grade bolts.

The above results do not tell the full story. It is possible to game the regulatory testing score to some degree by strengthening a car at the exact locations used by the regulatory testing machines. After verifying through internal testing that the Model S would achieve a NHTSA 5-star rating, Tesla then analyzed the Model S to determine the weakest points in the car and retested at those locations until the car achieved 5 stars no matter how the test equipment was configured.

The Model S lithium-ion battery did not catch fire at any time before, during or after the NHTSA testing. It is worth mentioning that no production Tesla lithium-ion battery has ever caught fire in the Model S or Roadster, despite several high speed impacts. While this is statistically unlikely to remain the case long term, Tesla is unaware of any Model S or Roadster occupant fatalities in any car ever.

The graphic below shows the statistical Relative Risk Score (RRS) of Model S compared with all other vehicles tested against the exceptionally difficult NHTSA 2011 standards. In 2011, the standards were revised upward to make it more difficult to achieve a high safety rating.

Model S Five Star Safety Rating Chart



Tesla Motors’ (NASDAQ: TSLA) goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transport with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs, as well as EV powertrain components for partners such as Toyota and Mercedes. Tesla has delivered over 15,000 electric vehicles to customers in 31 countries.


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Don’t Get Caught by DMV’s Nasty Little Surpirse
The popularity of motorcycles, scooters, and all-terrain vehicles has grown by leaps
and bounds.
But a nasty little surprise might await you at the DMV when you try and register your
fun vehicle: The person or company which sold it to you might not be licensed in the
state of California, leaving you with a vehicle that cannot be properly registered.
If you have purchased a product from an unlicensed dealer, your only recourse to
getting your money back would be through the courts.
You should always ask a seller if he or she is authorized to sell the motorcycle,
scooter, or ATV in the state of California. California licensed dealers can be verified at
some DMV offices and through the DMV website.
And be especially careful of buying online from a dealer or individual out of state. That
dealer may be registered to sell your vehicle in his or her state, but still needs a
California license to sell it to you.
Licensed dealers in California also have a legal obligation to make sure their
manufacturers are registered with the state of California.
Registering your weekend joy ride should not have to slow you down. The CSLEA
Foundation urges you to always make sure the person you are buying from is licensed
as a dealer with the state of California.

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Indiana dealer licenses: Good option or not?

Below are some of the issues to consider in getting an out-of-state (Indiana) dealer license vs. a California dealer license.

Wholesale Dealers Cannot Sell to the PublicThe Indiana dealer websites offer an Indiana wholesale dealer license. A wholesale license does not allow sales to the public. You will not be able to sell to the public through Craigslist, E-Bay,, etc., or even your own website. You cannot sell to friends, or relatives, either with the Indiana wholesale dealer license. You can only sell to other licensed dealers, or possibly export. To sell to the public, you need the California retail dealer license, available only through the California DMV.

Wholesale Dealer “Partnering” with a Retail DealerSome Indiana sites also offer to introduce you to a retail dealer that you can sell your cars to. This raises several other issues.


  • First, most retail dealers will have little or no interest in purchasing vehicles from you. They could have purchased the vehicle directly from the same dealer auction as you – without your commission.
  • Second, the sites promote that you can sell your vehicles to their retail dealers, and that these dealers will then sell to your buyers. What is not addressed is the practical issue of how you will obtain those buyers. As a wholesale dealer you cannot sell to the public, so therefore you are not permitted to advertise your vehicles to the public. To do so would be fraud, advertising vehicles to people you cannot sell to. You also cannot consign your cars to another dealer to have them sell your vehicles for you. That violates DMV regulations. So selling to another dealer to try and make retail profits with a wholesale license is not a viable business model.
  • Third, the retail dealers will not help you for free. You will need to pay them. This could be part of an ongoing “service fee” you will be required to pay to the Indiana business, or a commission for each vehicle, if any, the retail dealer might sell.


Ongoing ChargesThe Indiana dealer operations generally charge several hundred dollars per month to use their service. A California dealer license, on the other hand, requires no ongoing monthly fees. However, California dealers must have at least an office location, which is an ongoing expense. Then again, Indiana requires an office location too. The difference is that you pay the Indiana dealer business for the privilege of using their business location to get their license instead of rent for your own California office and dealer license. The savings, if any, would be the difference between the rent paid in California vs. the fees charged by the Indiana dealer business. Any savings, however, must still balanced with the other issues with having an out-of-state license vs. a California dealer license.

Office RentTo get a California wholesale dealer license, DMV requires only an office – no display area, nor any sign. Often times this means you can have a home office without any additional rent. You also avoid all the monthly charges for any out-of-state dealership service. Even if you do get an office, it only needs to be big enough for a desk or table, and a filing cabinet. You can even sublease space where other business are located to keep your office expenses very low. Then you have your own business location and presence in California, the state where you live, and the state in which you do business.

Changing from Wholesale to RetailIf you get an Indiana wholesale dealer license, that’s all you can be, a wholesale dealer selling to other dealers, or possibly exporting. However, if you get the California wholesale dealer license, you can always later covert to retail sales, or add a retail branch location to your wholesale license. In other words, you can start with a wholesale license (with very low overhead, maybe even a home office), and later get a new location with an office, display area big enough for 2 vehicles, and a two foot square sign, to get your retail license. Getting your California dealer license allows you to change to retail, or wholesale, at any time, and have as many locations as you want in California. The Indiana license does not.

Travel to IndianaTo get the Indiana dealer license, you will have to travel to Indiana. You will have to meet with the Indiana Secretary of State Compliance Officer to request approval for an Indiana dealer license. This is considerably more expensive, and time consuming, than attending any California dealer Pre-Licensing class to get your California dealer license. In addition, when reviewing their dealer license contracts, look to see which state’s laws apply to your dealership, and where any court,arbitraion, or other legal proceedings will have to take place. Chances are excellent you will be bound by Indiana law, and required to appear in Indiana to either collect money owed to you, or to defend yourself. No one wants problems, but if something does come up between you and another party, it is considerably easier and substantially less expensive to collect and defend in your own backyard.

Dealer Bonds and InsuranceAll dealers, Indiana or California, require a dealer bond and dealer insurance. The Indiana dealer businesses offer to sell you their bonds and their insurance, which is a nice service. On the other hand, we provide you the names and contact information for the bond and insurance companies that have recently provided California dealers the lowest rates. To make this list, these companies must be refered to us by dealers. We receive no kickback, or fee, from any company on this list. These companies make the list by providing the best rates and services, period.

“Sharing” a California Dealer’s LicenseSome sites are offering, for hundreds of dollars per month, to add you onto an existing dealer license in your state. This is not easy as few dealers will take the risk to do this. There are considerable risks for you too. These situations can be like arranged marriages where the parties don’t know each other but are put together and their fortunes and losses depend on the actions of the other. Potential issues include the following:

  • Cost. The money you pay every month to use the license is money you could have been investing in your own business and your own inventory, not theirs.
  • As a member of another business, you are subject to rights and obligations of all the others involved in that business, many, if not most of whom, you may never know.
  • Their dealer business could fail, through no fault of your own. Then you have no dealer rights. You cannot buy more vehicles, nor sell the vehicles you already own, potentially sticking you with inventory you cannot move.
  • Your business assets, including your inventory and money, are subject to being taken in a lawsuit because of actions by others using the same dealer license. The bottom line is that you will be responsible for protecting your assets, including attorney’s fees.
  • The more people that sign up for this arrangement, the more money the organizers make, and the less control you have. Your assets are also at greater risk with each new member that joins.
  • If you feel sharing a dealer license is a good deal for you, be certain to take the time to read the fine print on any contracts you are required to sign, or have an attorney review them. Also, ask all your questions, even if they seem silly. Make sure the answers provided match the written contracts you are asked to sign The contract are binding. What you are told to encourage you to sign them is not.

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clearly state:




DMV Place of Business Inspection

After you have arranged an appointment with an Occupational Licensing Inspector he or she will inspect the place of business where the dealer conducts business.

  • The office of the principal place of business and each location of the dealership must be established to the extent that its construction is not temporary, transitory, or mobile in nature, except that a trailer coach office is acceptable providing it is not part of the dealer’s vehicle inventory being offered for or subject to sale while being used as an office of the dealership and otherwise meets the requirements of the Vehicle Code. The place of business is a place actually occupied either continuously or at regular periods by the dealer. Section 320, CVC.
  • Inspect all books and records pertinent to the business. CVC Section 320 (a)CVC Section 1670, and CVC Section 1671 and CCR Title 13, Section 270.00, 270.02, 270.04 and 272.00

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You have a representative who operates under your authority to sell or take orders in California for any goods
or merchandise. (See California Revenue and Taxation Code section 6203(c)(2).)
Example: Your company does not have inventory in California or employees who sell in this state. Instead, you
use an independent representative who sells your product along with many others. The representative works
on a commission-only basis.


Court decisions
To look up court decisions on nexus (engaged in business) issues, see:


Who is Liable for California Use Taxes?

Persons who are “engaged in business” in California (as defined by Revenue and Taxation Code section 6203) are responsible for collecting and remitting the sales or use taxes on all sales of tangible personal property (unless the transaction is otherwise exempt). Circumstances where a retailer is considered to be engaged in business in California, commonly referred to as “nexus,” for sales and use tax purposes include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Maintaining, occupying or using any type of office, sales room, warehouse or other place of business in California. This includes use that is temporary, indirect or through an agent or other representative.
  • Having any kind of representative operating in the state for the purpose of taking orders, making sales or deliveries, installing, or assembling tangible personal property.
  • Making repairs or providing maintenance or service to property sold, whether by employees, agents or other representatives.
  • Deriving rentals from a lease of tangible personal property located in California.


California seller’s permit requirements–dealers, wholesalers, and brokers
Dealers and wholesalers
The BOE requires motor vehicle dealers and wholesalers to register for a seller’s permit. When you sell or lease
vehicles, merchandise, or other tangible personal property in California, even temporarily, you are required to hold
a seller’s permit. If you hold a seller’s permit you must report and pay sales and use tax due on your returns.
A broker is a retailer if you have the power to transfer title to property, and exercises it, either:
• By holding title to the property before its sale,
• By completing a bill of sale to the buyer under power of attorney from the legal owner, or
• By getting a signed bill of sale from the legal owner and delivering it to the buyer.
When entering any transactions in which you have the power to transfer title to a vehicle, you are a retailer in those
transactions, and must hold a seller’s permit.
A true broker’s authority, however, is limited to getting offers from potential buyers and conveying the offers to
vehicle owners for their acceptance. As a true broker, you are not liable for the tax, and not required to hold a seller’s
permit. In transactions in which buyers deal with a true broker, the buyer will be liable for use tax.
Note: As a broker, you may collect the use tax due on a purchase of a vehicle, as a convenience to your customer.
If you collect the use tax from a buyer and provide a receipt, you (the broker), not the buyer, are liable for the use
tax amount paid and must pay that amount to the BOE. If the BOE later discovers that additional use tax is due, the
buyer is liable for the additional tax. This procedure allows financing the tax in the purchase price of the vehicle and
helps avoid future misunderstandings about the buyer’s use tax liability.
Buyers; be sure to keep a receipt for any use tax paid to a broker.
If a broker provides this service, they must forward the use tax to the BOE with a statement that shows:
• Name and address of buyer
• Full purchase price of vehicle
• The vehicle identification number (VIN)
You can report your purchases subject to use tax by using eRegistration available on our website at www. eReg is also available in our field offices. Please contact our Taxpayer Information Section for assistance
at 800-400-7115.



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Don’t be fooled by high priced mail box providers. We give you the knowledge and the experience of over 50 years of real car business training that’s available to you 7 days a week. Our first offices were rented over twenty years ago. As a result, we have accumulated experience with a diverse customer base; including owners, general managers, successful wholesale dealers, office managers, sales professionals, finance managers and capital officers. In addition to a legal office that gives you the ability to wholesale in any state but, we offer support that will give you an edge in today’s challenging automotive market. We can advise you on purchase, evaluation, marketing and reconditioning; as well as demographic information to aid profitable liquidation of your product. Our team will incorporate your new business with all the legal documentation to get you started in just 14 days. We have a resource library of legal forms for retail and wholesale of vehicles in all states; as well as a comprehensive plan for your business. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a novice, we can and will deliver you more profit. Give us a chance to save you money and grow your business. Our wholesale group allows you to have better buying power for your business expenses with our network of clients and vendors. We help hold you to the standards that you have set for yourself, as well as the standards of the state of Indiana.

Our processes

  • Set up Indiana legal dealer licenses quickly and efficiently
  • Incorporate a legal corporation in the state of Indiana
  • Complete and file all legal state and federal documentation
  • Consult you with all documentation and launch of your new business
  • Direct you to our business affiliates and venders to maximize your profitability
  • Give you access to auctions throughout the country
  • Provide you with trade secrets for other avenues of vehicle purchase
  • No sales tax on purchases of inventory or collectibles.
  • Title service 6 days a week
  • We will set up your legal bond in the state of Indiana
  • We set up dealer insurance with our local, discounted affiliates

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The address for dealers

At ADESA, we’re focused on the business—our business and your business. When you need to find, buy or sell vehicles, we’ve got an auction solution for you.

“I have always experienced unfailing quality service from top to bottom in all my dealings with ADESA Sacramento and ADESA Los Angeles. My cars are always clean and they always run in order and at a consistent time week to week. This lets me establish an identity and a brand and to gather a following with an end result of increased wholesale profit.”
– Brett Norberry, Group One Automotive

Read what other dealers are saying about ADESA

Every ADESA location offers a wide range of vehicle remarketing services—from transportation and titling to inspections, reconditioning and more. And with a dedicated dealer-services team and every auction, ADESA is your direct solution for consignment and inventory needs.

Dealer solutions

ADESA offers the industry’s most comprehensive buying and selling solution for dealers. When you couple the physical auction with the online marketplace of ADESA OpenLane, you get continuous exposure of your unwanted and aged inventory.

Helpful links to get you started:
Step-by-step guide to sell on ADESA OpenLane
10 ways to succeed online
Quick start guide

Call the dealer sales and services team at your nearest ADESA location to start selling today.
Contact information is listed under the Dealer Avenue sign on your local auction page.

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Dealer Registration Forms

ADESA auctions are for registered wholesale automotive dealers only, closed to the public. Each dealer has to be registered at an ADESA auction before receiving a bid badge or buying cars online.

Below you will find a series of Web pages, links and printable files that will assist you with the process of registering at your local ADESA Auction facility. Several of these files have been created with Adobe Acrobat for security reasons. To view these files you must have Adobe Acrobat Viewer installed on your computer. If you do not have this program you candownload a free version. These files may also be obtained at your local ADESA auction.

In addition to completing and submitting the required dealer registration forms listed below, please provide copies of the following documents:

  • State dealer’s license or equivalent required state document
  • Current dealer bond, if required by your state
  • Current sales tax certificate
  • Copy of a voided company business check
  • Current salesperson’s license for each representative, if required by your state

Each representative will need to go to the Dealer Registration counter at one of our auctions to have their current driver’s license scanned into Auction ACCESS. If the representative plans to buy online only, please provide a legible copy of their current driver’s license.

ALL of the ADESA and Auction ACCESS forms listed below are required in order to register and participate either online or at any of our U.S. whole car auctions.

Required ADESA Forms:

MTC (Uniform Sales & Use Tax Certificate)
Personal Guaranty
Power of Attorney
Title Handling Form
IRS W-9 Form
US Auction Policy (Terms & Conditions)
NAAA Arbitration Policy
ADESA As-Is Policy
ADESA Post Sale Inspection Policy

Required Auction Access Forms:

Please download the following forms from the Auction Access website.

  • Application
  • Bank Authorization Letter
  • Dealership Credit Information Form
  • Individual Authorization Letter
  • Dealer Authorization/Removal Letter

After completing the documents, please fax or mail them to the dealer registration department at one of the ADESA auctions you would like to attend. You can obtain address, phone and fax contact information using the ADESA Auction List.

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