I drive a Tesla Model 3 Performance Edition and my wife a Tesla Model S.
My car goes 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds, which is faster than most Ferraris, has a 5-star safety rating, is smoother and quieter than a Rolls Royce, has a far better map for navigation and traffic-avoidance than any other car, is nicer to drive than ANY other car I have ever driven, and uses no gas.
The only fluid it has is windshield wiper fluid.
And, in South Carolina, it is illegal for Tesla to sell them.
Because the car dealers have convinced the legislature to make it illegal for any company to sell cars in South Carolina without going through the dealerships first.
Will some of the car dealers customers burn alive after crashing as they are engulfed in the flaming gasoline used to propel the cars that the dealerships sold them? Yes. Of course. This is known. But neither the car dealers nor the SC State Legislature cares enough to simply give Tesla the freedom to offer a solution to the problem. They are keeping Teslas illegal to sell so the car dealers can make money… while siphoning some of it off to the lawmakers, of course, as, um….. ‘campaign contributions’.
Lobbying won’t solve this ASININE destruction of the most obvious freedom of commerce, because the car-dealers can out-lobby me to protect their entrenched greed, the fate of their customers being of little enough interest that they continue to keep the safer competition illegal.
So I’m SUING the SC State Legislature to have the law overturned as un-constitutional, which it most obviously is. You can see the suit below, and if you live in a state with the same backwards protectionism that protects the car dealers by denying Teslas’ right to sell a car there, then please feel free to grab the lawsuit at the link below and modify it to simply name YOUR state legislature and file it in YOUR state! If these suits are filed in every state, it will go a good ways towards stopping this asinine protectionism, where the car dealers have bribed the legislature to make it illegal for a better company to compete with them.