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
It's OBVIOUS that Tesla should be able to sell direct to consumers, any company should have that right. Consumer's should have the choice of how to purchase their vehicles, this is America, not China. Dealer's shouldn't be able to bully other companies into their way of doing things by using lobbying dollars to get the government to do their bidding, that is CORRUPTION. Buying direct avoids the middle man, avoids the blame game (it's the dealers fault, no it's the manufacturer's fault) etc etc. It avoids a company existing purely to make profit based on the vehicle's being unreliable. Why should we have to defend this sales model at all? The answer is SO obvious!