Tesla Motors, the upstart electrical car maker whose Model S has been lauded by Consumer Reports and Motor Trend, has run into difficulty in some states in which manufacturer-owned retail merchants are regulated.
Any person in the United States can start off the approach of getting a Tesla by mobile phone or online, but dealers say Tesla’;s factory merchants are unlawful in some states. Competing state legislation and dealer lawsuits have emerged addressing to what degree Tesla storefront personnel can discuss value or guidebook the purchase of a vehicle.
Here’;s a breakdown of exactly where states with Tesla storefronts stand.
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|Tesla’;s storefronts are…|
|Legally permitted||Legally permitted with restrictions on amount of autos offered or number of shops||Uncertain*||Challenged in court or by legislation||Banned. Displays and in some situations check drives are permitted.|
|*No formal legal or legislative challenges are acknowledged|
|Gray indicates states where Tesla does not have a storefront.|
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