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 #192

Submission Number:
192
Commenter:
Patrick Simonds
State:
Washington
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
I do not see any reason that direct sale of automobiles should be prohibited. I understand why the dealership association would be oppsed, but frankly their opposition is just self serving.At best dealerships will remain viable, except for niche markes like Tesla. In the worse case the ultimately adapt to the changing environment and become portals for direct sales and branded service centers.