Anti-Tesla bill crashes and burns

Hey, it’s been a busy week, sometimes stuff slips through the cracks.

A Senate bill which would have barred Tesla Motors from competing in NC seems to have stalled in House committee this week, and the “normal” franchise regulations the bill contained were shuffled to a different bill instead. This paves the way for the automaker to sell directly to consumers in NC with no dealership middlemen (which is, incidentally, the only way Tesla sells its vehicles, as I previously discussed here).

The bill never came to a vote, so it’s not technically  dead, but at this point it seems highly unlikely that it will gain traction in the House.

(Hat tip to redditor roflomgwtfbbq for his post which brought this to my attention)

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