Missouri considers Tesla sales ban


Tesla announced a recall of some of its recently-built Model S sedan early Wednesday, June 19, 2013.

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ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) – Electric car maker Tesla Motors is decrying a last-minute legislative move in Missouri to prohibit direct car sales to consumers.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that state lawmakers added new wording to a pending bill last week that would bar auto manufacturers from circumventing car dealerships and selling directly to buyers. The measure passed the Missouri Senate without debate.

The California company called the move a “sneak attack” by the Missouri Auto Dealers Association in a statement on its website entitled “Trouble in Missouri.” The Legislature adjourns this week.

The effort’s top supporters include state Senator Mike Kehoe, a Jefferson City Republican and former car dealer.

Tesla is fighting similar legislative battles in New Jersey, New York and Ohio.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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