A Tesla fan is petitioning the White House stop requiring cars to be sold through third-party dealers.
The fan is asking the Obama administration to “allow Tesla from requiring that cars be sold only be third-party dealers.” In the petition, the fan wrote: “Tesla is providing competition, which is good for consumers.” The creator of the petition, who wants to be known as Ken, believes that states shouldn’t prevent direct car sales and currently doesn’t own a Tesla vehicle.
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For the petition to be reviewed by President Obama, it will need 100,000 signatures by July 5. At the current rate that the petition is garnering signatures, it should easily hit the mark. As of this writing, it counts almost 32,000 signatures. Most recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to ask fans in New York to help fight back against a last minute bill that would have essentially put Tesla out of business in the state.
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