General Assembly could put Tesla’s operation at risk in Missouri

05/14/2014 12:23 AM

05/14/2014 12:23 AM

Tesla Motors should feel upset at the Missouri legislature for its last minute move to bar automakers from going around car dealerships and selling directly to buyers.

Tesla is small car company that manufactures electric vehicles. As a business offering something new and better for the environment overall, Tesla should have been given allowances to operate in a different way in the state. It wanted to have a company-owned store system.

Tesla has a small facility in the St. Louis area and had plans for a larger place in Kansas City. The state could have been a hub for the company’s operation, but unless Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto pen has sustainable ink on this legislation, Tesla may drive its operation elsewhere.

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