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Submission + - White House petition for Tesla Motors to sell direct (arstechnica.com)

Steelwings writes: Tesla has faced powerful resistance in almost every state in the US from entrenched dealerships and their lobbying groups. In response to that resistance, a

<a href="https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/allow-tesla-motors-sell-directly-consumers-all-50-states/bFN7NHQR">We the People</a>

petition has been started on the White House website to attempt to get the Obama administration to make policy on the matter and allow Tesla to sell to consumers without being encumbered by conflicting state regulations. The petition seems unlikely to pass, though; at this point, there are eight days left on the clock and it's still short about 80,000 signatures from the 100k signature mark.

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White House petition for Tesla Motors to sell direct

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