FTC: State Bans On Tesla's Direct Sales Model Are Hurting Competition - Presented by: The Aol. On Network

Tesla has just gained a valuable ally in its battle to sell cars directly to customers : the Federal Trade Commission. The regulator now argues that state bans on direct sales are "protectionist," propping up the traditional dealership business model rather than protecting companies from unfair abuses by automakers. The FTC also doesn't buy the notion that Tesla's modest US sales are a threat to the wider industry.



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