Tesla Petition Reaches 100,000 Signatures

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

A Tesla fan-created petition asking the government to allow the American automaker to sell directly to consumers has reached the necessary 100,000 signatures to get the White House to take a look.

The petition, created on June 5, 2013, had one month to reach 100,000 signatures and this past weekend, Tesla sent an email out to its owners and fans requesting for more signatures. It paid off, as an official response from the White House should be coming in the near future now that the petition has reached its goal.

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Tesla has been fighting an uphill battle with the legality of its stores and selling directly to consumers, skipping over the middle man and standard dealerships. The automaker has already won in several states including North Carolina and New York, but auto dealerships nationwide are not backing down.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Spielman Spielman on Jul 03, 2013

    Disruptive to an industry that has been mired in lies and suspicion for decades. Congrats Tesla!

  • Obermd Obermd on Oct 04, 2013

    I think all auto manufacturers should be allowed to sell their products directly to the public. There are way too many stealerships out there who end up ruining the manufacturer's reputation.