Tesla Motor's Journey: Appeals Court casts Judgment on Tesla Sales in Missouri
If you've been paying attention to Tesla Motors, you'd know that they haven't had the easiest of experiences coming into this year. From having to pass three major exams to finding a way to give thousands of jobs to people all over America by opening a new battery-making company, Tesla Motors has been stretched thin with its resources and how it can continue to provide for its customers and their needs. While they cars prove to be energy-efficient, this is not to say that everything is looking bright for Tesla Motors. That being said, one can always remember and be ever thankful for the boons and strokes of luck they receive on their journey to success.
Fortunately for Tesla Motors, the Court of Appeals in Missouri has granted the company a motion to stay a lower court's judgement to not renew their license to sell cars. Recently before this event, Tesla had the difficult experience of having to shut down all their sellers in the state of Missouri due to the fact that their license to sell had expired. With the state granting Tesla Motors to sell once more in Missouri, the company can now go ahead and do business with their consumers directly while maneuvering around Missouri's franchise law, according to the Kansas City Business Journal.
Even more so, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, this entire situation has Tesla Motors close off all three of their stores. It caused a great inconvenience to the customers of Tesla Motors, to which the company apologized greatly for. The reason for this situation is because Tesla Motors operates under a direct-to-consumer business model. Unfortunately, this drew the unwanted attention of others, considering that the law in the state of Missouri is one synonymous with other states who operate under an auto franchise law that requires the company to enter a franchise relationship with local dealerships. Needless to say, Tesla Motors will soon be granting more opportunities for their customers in Missouri thanks to the Court of Appeals temporary stay of a lesser court's judgment.