Auto Mafia: State Bans On Tesla Sales Expose Monopolistic Nature Of Franchise Laws

Once seen as the wheels of choice for the environmentally conscious or the socially pretentious, Tesla Motors is shifting in major ways the conversation about electric cars. So what’s stopping sales from keeping pace with gas-guzzlers and other traditional autos?

Elon Musk

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, poses beside a Tesla in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Photo: Richard Drew/AP On Sunday, Tesla Motors, the producer of the world’s first fully electric sports car, pitted one of its luxury sedans, a Model S P85D, in a quarter-mile drag race against a Dodge Challenger Hellcat. The P85D, which is capable of

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