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 #315

Submission Number:
315
Commenter:
Harold Brown
State:
Florida
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
Dear representative(s), Certain car companies such as Tesla Motors do not have dealer networks and instead directly operate their own stores. By not relying on dealers, these companies are able to lower their operating costs and create simplified, standardized experiences for their customers. I ask that you help Tesla Motors and other companies with similar business models by allowing them to demonstrate, sell and service their cars through their own stores nationwide. In addition, Tesla Motors specifically should be able to expand its advanced Supercharger network without any interference as long as environmental regulations and building codes are adhered to. I also request that you help protect the forward-thinking business paradigms of these companies that choose to directly sell to their customers through online or physical store platforms. Doing so will help ensure consumers have more choice, with an added benefit of furthering competition. Thanks for your consideration.