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 think it's outrageous that states have been allowing car dealers to get laws changed to prevent Tesla from selling directly to consumers. The dealership laws are supposed to protect a dealer from having their own manufacturer from entering into competition with them. The laws should not be used to prevent new car manufactures that don't have dealers from selling directly to consumers. I didn't particularly care for car dealers before, but I'm so disgusted by their tactics that I will be buying a Tesla just to spite them (and Teslas are cool cars). Electric cars are far more reliable than gas cars which means a dealership wouldn't be able to make much money off of service anyways. I think dealers are scared of electric cars and are trying to slow their adoption. Please don't allow the car dealers to prevent Tesla (and other manufactures without dealers) to sell direct to consumers.