Missouri court sides with Tesla in lawsuit filed by dealers group
Tesla Motors has sent a letter asking supporters in Indiana to call their lawmakers to vote against a bill 'pushed' by GM that would prevent Tesla sales.
The FTC will hear eight hours of testimony on things like vehicle distribution, dealership locations, and direct vehicle sales today.
A piece of legislation that would allow Tesla to sell vehicles in Texas did not make it to the full chamber. This is now unlikely to pass this year.
Three FTC staff say, again, that laws restricting Tesla or other automakers from selling vehicles direct to customers is a bad idea. An 'anomaly,' in fact.
Tesla agrees to some compromises to get a direct sales bill established in Connecticut, and it seems like they're not that damaging to the company's plans.
Last week, it looked like Missouri would join the list of states where Tesla Motors would not be allowed to sell its all-electric vehicles directly to consumers. Without warning, language was inserted into a bill about off-road vehicles what would have prevented direct sales in the state. Tesla called it a "sneak attack" and tried to get supporters to let lawmakers know the law was a bad idea.
Ohio auto dealers will not let a legislative loss stop their fight against Tesla Motors. Earlier this month, the California-based electric vehicle company had to marshal its forces to stop a state law (Senate Bill 137) that would have banned Tesla stores in Ohio. The Ohio senate voted against the amendment, which set the stage for the dealers to try a new strategy: getting rid of Tesla's sales license through the courts.
Chalk up another win for Elon Musk and the crew at Tesla Motors. The North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association (NCADA) had convinced its pals in the Senate to pass a bill with language that would have, among other things, banned the California automaker from selling cars in the state. After meeting some strong head winds in the North Carolina House of Representatives, however, the bill has been scrapped. All but the anti-free market bit was then added to a separate piece of legislation.