North Carolina May Ban Tesla Sales


teslaSeems that North Carolina is not a fan of Tesla, the only U.S. automaker whose business model relies on selling cars directly to consumers, rather than through a network of third-party dealerships.

Read more at slate.com.

.

. . .

25 Comments

  1. ADomeApart

    May 14, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    A trade organization lobbying against a new, and more efficient business model in an attempt to protect its own outdated one from falling by the wayside.  An unfortunately reoccurring thing here in the United States.  Free-market conservatives would normally be against this but, when lobbying money gets involved, you often can drop the “free-market” misnomer from any politician who claims to believe in it.

  2. rexdart936

    May 14, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    bloomberg can tell you what you can eat, but this is okay?  WTF republicans?

    • TheDonCarpenter

      May 14, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      rexdart936 Unanimous means democrats joined in on the fun. Nice try.

  3. brushmonkey

    May 14, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    How very American.

  4. JonNockels

    May 14, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Good. Their music is terrible.

    • elephant_droid

      May 14, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      JonNockels You stink!
      Don’t you know that little Suzi’s on the up?
      That’s ok. Love is all around you.

  5. Christopher Brooklyn

    May 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    I saw one of these cars in a very rich mall in NJ…yes NJ has rich malls…very cool and I would love to have one…Then I can do electric donuts in NC…

    • Badmotherrucker

      May 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      I know the mall your talking about. Fez was there for OnA’s homeless shopping spree.

  6. james

    May 14, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I worked for Chevy for two years and I’ve never worked with anyone slimier and dishonest as people in the car business, fuck them all and GM !!!!

  7. galactictraveler

    May 14, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Its going to be a highly charged debate .

  8. Cletus from Brooklyn

    May 14, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Looks dreamy. Like fez’ eyes…

  9. JohnnyMcJames

    May 14, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    That’s a pity, I like his coils.

  10. Pool Keepers Son

    May 14, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Sorry North Carolina but we still have 49 other states

  11. Rich the fireman

    May 14, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    These cars are 70K each-screw the middle man

  12. JohnnyWest

    May 14, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Just another reminder… we’re all fucked

  13. treekiller

    May 15, 2013 at 5:59 am

    If someone is willing to buy something and not have a service facility to take it to..  and the state collects t’s tax.. what’s the problem?

    • treekiller

      May 15, 2013 at 6:02 am

      oh that’s right..  It’s because our state governments are mobbed up by asshole unions. As more and more movies are made in Canada and more cars in mexico every year.

  14. runawayralph

    May 15, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Do they have electricity in North Carolina ?

  15. ediblegenius

    May 15, 2013 at 7:50 am

    This coming from the state that opposes Obamacare, they don’t want the Gov’t forcing anyone to buy healthcare, yet they’re allowed to make their own laws that interfere with private business?

  16. FLprodivider66

    May 15, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Sucks! I was just thinking about buying one of those nostalgic 1980’s video arcade games!??

    • FLprodivider66

      May 15, 2013 at 9:10 am

      Oh wait that was “Tetris”…I slayed on that game!

  17. Binary Daoist

    May 15, 2013 at 9:25 am

    North Carolina automobile association is scared, as they should be ’cause finally someone doing the right thing and making it profitable. Fuck all these companies for our delays because they are incapable of change and adaptation. We are a nation that pushes forward.

  18. WilliamFBaldwin

    May 15, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Why does NC hate great music

  19. Docintoxicated

    May 15, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Actually they want to ban all vehicles not preloaded with a jesus fish. It just brings up the question “where do cars come from” which leads to complicated things that can only be explained to them by Nature Boy Ric Flair who is just too old an tired for this shit anymore.