Tesla is having a hard time rolling out its “direct-to-consumer” sales strategy across the country. The biggest issue being competition—or rather, GM’s fear of competition. In a recent report by Elektrek, GM is outright blocking Tesla from selling vehicles in Connecticut, and possibly elsewhere.
“The free market fairness question has to be asked: General Motors decided they were going to a franchise system in the 1920s and 30s. Good for them. Why wouldn’t Tesla as a free-market actor get to make the same choice now?”
With Tesla’s ongoing issues not only in Connecticut, but across the country, another report suggests that Tesla may be taking the fight to federal court in the near future.