FTC Issues Blistering Rebuke Of States Limiting Tesla’s Direct Consumer Sales

The Federal Trade Commission is not big on state’s limiting the ability of electric car manufacturer Tesla to sell its cars directly to consumers. In a post published today, fittingly on its Competition Matters blog, the FTC whacked such restrictions, detailing how legal protections for dealers were built, and how they in time evolved into the opposite of their original intention. New Jersey recently became the third state to enact a ban, joining Arizona and Texas.

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