Court: Tesla Motors can sell directly to buyers

September 15, 2014

The highest court in Massachusetts has thrown out a lawsuit aimed at blocking Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to consumers.

The Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association had sought to prevent the direct sales, citing a state law designed to block car dealers from abuses by car manufacturers.

The Supreme Judicial Court unanimously ruled Monday that the association and two dealers—Herb Connolly Chevrolet and Fisker Norwood—didn't have legal standing to bring the case.

The court said Natick has since given Tesla a license to operate a sales office at the Natick Mall.

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