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Tesla Motors had its request for a second dealership license turned down by the state of North Carolina. The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles ruled Friday that Tesla did not meet the requirements to become exempt from state law prohibiting manufacturers from owning dealerships. Tesla would need to work through a third-party dealership group, […]

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A former Tesla Motors executive who played a key role in lobbying for Tesla’s right to sell cars at retail stores has taken a new job with Faraday Future. James Chen, Tesla’s former vice president of regulatory affairs and deputy general counsel, has taken on the role of VP of government relations and general counsel […]

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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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