In New York, traditional auto dealers have been fighting against both Tesla and other automakers from allowing their customers to buy directly from them.
Who’s to say that if Tesla is allowed to sell directly to customers, then Ford or another automaker may be allowed to follow suit at some point? Since 2014, dealerships in New York have been successful in their war against Tesla and any other automaker trying to use the direct sales method.
The dealers have lobbied against bills in the state legislature that would allow companies such as Tesla to operate a fleet of statewide direct-to-consumer stores.
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