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Description: It was not entirely surprising that Nevada last week ponied up $1.3 billion in tax breaks to win the business of Tesla Motors. TSLA +0.87% State officials for decades have struggled to diversify an economy based on gambling and tourism, and the prestige of attracting the high-end electric-car company’s massive new lithium battery factory was too great to resist.

Source: WSJ.com

Date: Sep 16, 2014

Link: http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/john-kerr-tesla-breaks-the-auto-dealer-cartel-1410907919-lMyQjAxMTA0MDEwNzExNDcyWj

Questions for Discussions:

  • Why do suppose states require purchases of new vehicles from dealerships?
  • Why would Tesla want to be able to sell directly to buyers?

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