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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is urging legislators to remove laws that ban manufacturers from selling directly to consumers, saying it’s better to let consumers decide how and where to buy a new vehicle. The direct-to-consumer debate was stirred up again last week after the FTC sent a letter to Michigan legislators, who are considering […]

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Beyond consumers, other stakeholders in Tesla’s challenge to state franchise laws are the car sellers – car dealers, automakers, and Tesla. This is the second of a set of articles in this series examining what these stakeholders stand to gain or lose. See also the Introduction, Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, and […]

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