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My Model 3

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I drive a Tesla Model 3.

It's faster than a Dodge Hellcat.

It handles like a BMW.

It has far better navigation capabilities than a Mercedes Maybach.

It has the lowest chance of injury of any car ever tested by the NHTSA.

It's made in America.

And it doesn't use gas.


And in many states, it is illegal for Tesla to have a showroom to sell them.


The car dealer associations have campaigned to make it ILLEGAL for Tesla to have any showrooms or service centers in their state, thus outlawing the consumers' ability to learn about and drive the competing product. This also traps the consumers in largely gas-burning cars, which do this about 200,000 times per year.


Following are some of the states that ban Tesla sales centers, and their car dealer associations:

THESE ARE STATES WHERE IT IS ILLEGAL FOR TESLA TO SELL CARS, AND THEIR CAR DEALERS ASSOCIATIONS

Michigan

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Michigan House Bill 5606 states that a manufacturer shall not "sell any new motor vehicle directly to a retail customer other than through franchised dealers." General Motors released a statement saying that governor Rick Snyder should sign the bill into law. The law in Michigan bans manufacturers from giving test drives. That's right: General Motors got a law passed that bans Tesla from giving test drives.


https://www.michiganada.org

Phone: (517) 351-7800

New Mexico

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2006 New Mexico Statutes, Section 57-16-5-V prohibits manufacturers like Tesla to be licensed as a dealer, directly or indirectly performing warranty or other services.


http://www.nmada.org

http://www.nmada.org/contact-us.html

Alabama

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Alabama regards manufacturer-owned new motor vehicle stores and service centers as "unfair and deceptive trade practices".


http://www.adaaweb.com

http://www.adaaweb.com/Contact/

Phone: 334.271.4625

Fax: 334.271.2167

South Carolina

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South Carolina bans manufacturers from selling their own cars.


SECTION 56-15-45

“…a manufacturer or franchisor may not sell, directly or indirectly, a motor vehicle to a consumer in this State, except through a new motor vehicle dealer holding a franchise for the line make that includes the motor vehicle.”


https://scada.org

Phone: 803.252.0205

Fax: 803.252.5965

info@scada.org 


Louisiana

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Louisiana enacted a law in June 2017 that bans direct to consumer sales of vehicles.


https://www.lada.org

Phone: (225) 769-5500

Fax: (225) 769-2085


Texas

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Texas law states that a manufacturer may not directly or indirectly own, operate, control, or act in the capacity of a dealership. This law makes it illegal for Tesla to sell cars in the state.


https://www.tada.org

Phone: 512.476.2686

info@tada.org

Connecticut

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Connecticut does not allow manufacturer direct sales. 


https://www.ctcar.org/contact-1

Phone: (860) 293-2500

cara@ctcar.org

West Virginia

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West Virginia does not allow Tesla-owned stores or showrooms.


http://wvcar.com

Phone: 304-343-4158

Oklahoma

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Oklahoma currently bans direct sales by auto manufacturers.


http://www.e-oiada.com

Phone: 405.232.2947

Phone: 800.346.4232

Fax: 405.799.3367

So this is the situation: The  government has outlawed our freedom to test-drive the best car because they were 'convinced' to do so by the car dealers... but we don't need to be suppressed by them: You can get your Tesla at Tesla.com just like I did... my only regret is not doing it a few years earlier!

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