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Tue 09 October 2012 | -- (permalink)

Auto Dealers Whine That Tesla Stores Are Illegal

States have varying laws around auto dealerships, ostensibly to protect consumers. Conveniently for existing dealers, these old laws also protect them from competition disruptive startups. Tesla has found a way around that. Regardless of whether Tesla's approach is illegal in some states, is there any serious argument that it's harmful to consumers?