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
Comments re January 19, 2016 FTC workshop, in particular on Direct Car Sales Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to comment! Generally, I support any actions the FTC can take that will eliminate state restrictions on direct marketing and sales to consumers by car manufacturers who choose to do without franchised dealers. I am of course thinking of Tesla. I watched the webcast of the panel discussion. I strongly agree with all the statements and arguments presented by Professor Dan Crane, one of the members of the FTC panel, as well as those made by panel member Todd Maron, Tesla General Counsel. My specific comments (all my opinion), are attached.