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 #462

Submission Number:
462
Commenter:
Richard Levy
State:
New Mexico
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
I bought an American car directly from the factory. The car is 100% electric and so there are zero emissions from my driving. I have owned my Tesla for 3 years, and every time I need to have it serviced it has to be transported to Denver, the nearest service center because New Mexico law prevents Tesla from having a service center in the state. I am looking at buying another of these cars, and again, there is no store in New Mexico because for some reason they are not allowed to be here ! I am driving an American car that is the future of this country and my own state is preventing me from both a local store to look at and discuss options, and then having even normal service done without having it towed to Denver. I know of a couple people who would love to see and test drive a Tesla, but they are prevented from doing that by the State of New Mexico. This is restraint of trade, and a major inconvenience for anyone who is considering buying a Tesla. There is a smaller affordable model coming soon which will be bought by hundreds if not thousand of people in the state, and each and every one of them will have to have their cars shipped 450 miles to Denver to have it serviced. Something is wrong with this scenario ! Please change the laws Nationally so that these amazing cars of the future can be sold and serviced in our state.