Tesla Could Take Dealership Fight To D.C.

Auto dealerships have been longstanding powerhouses in state capitals across the nation, but the tides may be turning thanks to Tesla. But the progress to establish company-owned Tesla stores may not be going fast for Elon Musk, who is considering a national-level debate about how “free” the free-market for cars really is.

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Tesla Motors Petition Exceeds 100,000 Signatures

The fireworks have faded and the beer cans are being cleaned up after another Independance Day in America. For Tesla Motors July 4th was especially liberating, with the petition to allow the electric automaker to sell its cars directly to consumers crossing the important 100,000 signature mark. Now the ball is in Obama’s court; will the administration respond?

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Tesla Motors Under Fire From Dealership Lobby

The Internet has revolutionized everything, from the way we shop to the way we date. But one thing the Internet has not done is change the way we buy cars. Tesla Motors is trying to emulate the success of Apple by eschewing dealership franchises in lieu of direct sales. This has some dealership associations suing, though their lawsuit could have the opposite effect.

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