Another week, another victory for Tesla in their ongoing war with car dealerships. This time it's in North Carolina, whose legislature has backed off on a bill that would have blocked Tesla sales in that state.
That bill, backed by the N.C. Automobile Dealers Association, would have made the direct-to-customer sales model used by Tesla illegal in North Carolina. Though it didn't mention Tesla by name, the bill was intended as a shot at the company, whose sales model threatens the traditional dealer-as-middleman concept that dominates how cars are sold.