Tesla Fights Auto Dealers On Direct Sales

Dec 9, 2013
Originally published on December 17, 2013 9:56 am

The California-based electric car manufacturer Tesla is hitting a few roadblocks when it comes to pitching their vehicles to the public.

The company sells directly to consumers, much like how Apple sells its iPads straight from an Apple store. But auto dealers associations in a number of states say that’s against the law — Tesla needs to use a middle man, a franchise. Tesla doesn’t agree, so the car dealers are taking the fight to the courts and the legislatures.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Asma Khalid of WBUR reports on the tussle between Tesla and auto dealers in Massachusetts.


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