Tesla has reportedly reached agreement with the State of Michigan on the sale and service of its vehicles. According to AP, this agreement would end automakers' lawsuit against the state, which prevented Tesla and others from selling vehicles directly to consumers. This would result in consumers being able to buy, receive, and service Tesla vehicles in Michigan.
At present, under Michigan law, consumers can only buy vehicles through dealers and not directly from an automaker. As a car manufacturer, Tesla sells directly to consumers through its own dealers. As a result, Michigan consumers had to jump through the tires to buy a Tesla vehicle. Shoppers must visit a so-called showcase in an upscale mall in the suburbs of Detroit. Representatives at this location cannot advise customers on vehicle prices or purchase options. If a Tesla vehicle is bought in Michigan, it must be obtained in another state.
Tesla contested Michigan's stance in a 201
Elon Musk appears to be satisfied with the agreement report.