North Carolina House of Representatives, North Carolina General Assembly
Tesla has been fighting a high profile battle in North Carolina against that state's dealership association, who are looking to enact Bill 327, which just passed through the Senate (unanimously) last week, and now heads to the House of Representatives
The bill would not only block Tesla from selling directly to customers via boutique dealer stores and employees but would also block Tesla from soliciting or communicating to customers via the Internet...which would be a big blow to Tesla's sales model if adopted North Carolina, then spread to other regions.
Now the Triangle Business Journal has sought the public's opinion on the matter by asking:
"Should Tesla be allowed to sell cars directly in North Carolina?"
The response is far from the unanimous opposition put forth by North Carolina's paid representatives. As of press, an overwhelming 98% of voters were in favor of just leaving Tesla alone.