North Carolina Wants to Ban Tesla… And Only Tesla


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“From the state that brought you the nation’s first ban on climate science comes another legislative gem: a bill that would prohibit automakers from selling their cars in the state.

The proposal, which the Raleigh News & Observer reports was unanimously approved by the state’s Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday, would apply to all car manufacturers, but the intended target is clear.”*

North Carolina lawmakers want to effectively ban Tesla, the electric car company, because of “unfair” competition. Of course, the bill is being pushed by the state automobile dealer’s association and the bill’s sponsor took the maximum amount of campaign contributions from that group. Lovely. John Iadarola (Host, TYT University) breaks it down.

*Read more from Slate:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/05/13/north_carolina_tesla_ban_bill_would_prevent_unfair_competition_with_car.html

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