I don't think that ICE dealers are afraid of the electrics, at least not at this time. I believe that they don't feel that the investment of time, energy, and, funds are justified.
The dealer in Vegas who sold ( don't sell them any more ) Zero is great. They sell everything with wheels. They have great customer service. They are used to someone walking
in and asking for the Red one, or, the Blue one. People interested in alternatives, want a lot more information. People come in, kick the tires, ask a ton of questions, then, opt
for the Red one or the Blue one. Not something that they felt worth investing in. Similar to alternative fuel cars. One dealer will still have the only 2011 Volt that they ordered in 2010 on
the lot, while across town, the dealer can't keep them in stock. At this point, they are more of a novelty.
As far as solar dealers selling them, I would imagine an entirely different set of licenses would be needed to sell them. While the mindset would be more towards electric
vehicles, it may not be worth their resources either. Perhaps a collaboration between a vehicle dealership and a solar company. Buy from us and get a benefit from the other company.
Unfortunately, not enough people seem to have enough vision for more than one direction. The Solar company owner wants to sell as many installs as possible. While his employees
may be all out for other uses of solar, they aren't the ones with the wallet. Someone selling electric vehicles may embrace solar, but, again, not have the desire or funding to expand.