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
Tesla Motors should be allowed to directly sell any of their electric vehicles in all 50 states without restrictions from any individual state. The National Automobile Dealers Association is against them selling direct since it will reduce their sales and increase competition. Tens of thousands of Americans in these restrictive states are being denied access to purchasing the safest and most innovative electric vehicle that is also made in the USA. These vehicles help reduce climate change delivering energy efficient transportation that is leading the world in this new technology of the future. The FTC should support direct sales of these American made vehicles throughout the USA despite the National Automobile Dealers Association attempt to force Tesla Motors to sell their vehicles using dealerships as the middleman which increases the price tag to consumers and lowers the quality of the customer experience. Please do not allow Detroit to decide how Tesla sells it vehicles. They can also sell direct if they wish to do so. Selling direct is a reasonable freedom that should be strongly upheld.