North Carolina may ban Tesla sales to prevent "Unfair Competition"

A car dealership trade union in North Carolina has persuaded the state's Senate Commerce Committee to unanimously approve a law that would prohibit automakers from selling cars.

The bill is being pushed by the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association, a trade group representing the state's franchised dealerships. Its sponsor is state Sen. Tom Apodaca, a Republican from Henderson, who has said the goal is to prevent unfair competition between manufacturers and dealers. What makes it "unfair competition" as opposed to plain-old "competition" — something Republicans are typically inclined to favor — is not entirely clear.

North Carolina May Ban Tesla Sales To Prevent "Unfair Competition" (Thanks, Marty!)