FTC to Host Public Workshop Examining the U.S. Auto Distribution System Workshop Will Explore Competition, State Regulations, and Emerging Trends in the Industry, Project No. P131202 #116

Submission Number:
116
Commenter:
b.r. miller
State:
Kansas
Initiative Name:
FTC to Host Public Workshop Examining the U.S. Auto Distribution System Workshop Will Explore Competition, State Regulations, and Emerging Trends in the Industry, Project No. P131202
Would you please eliminate the restriction on car manufacturers like Tesla in certain states that mandates that they must sell through a dealer. Tesla doesn't even use dealers. They use Tesla showrooms like Apple has Apple stores. Please allow them to sell directly to their customers without having to use a dealer. These laws are meant to only help the dealer buddy network and are bad for customers and car manufacturers like Tesla who only sell directly to their customers. Tesla doesn't have dealerships. Apple can sell iPhones directly to their customers in Apple stores or in Best Buy if they wish. There is no "dealer" requirement. It is wrong to force car makers who don't use dealers at all to only sell in states that don't have these prohibitive dealer insider laws. Please watch this clip for more info about this issue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrqEkyD1YfE Thanks!