Lawmakers are considering a bill to change how people can buy some cars in Indiana.
The Roads and Transportation Committee is set to discuss the bill on Wednesday morning.
House Bill 1592 would stop car manufacturers like Tesla from selling directly to the consumer. The bill would require manufacturers sell through a dealer after selling 1,000 cars in a year or six years after receiving a dealer’s license.
The bill does not name Tesla specifically, but it describes Tesla’s business model of skipping the dealer and selling straight to the customer.
Traditional automakers do not sell straight to consumers. They are required to sell through dealers. Longstanding franchise laws are meant to keep automakers like GM or Ford from competing with their own dealers.#Tesla #EV #Electric Vehicles #News