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Tesla Motors says car are trying to hinder its sales


This week, a group representing California’s dealers urged the state of Motor Vehicles to launch an into the way that Tesla (TSLA ) markets its all-electric S sedan, arguing that the Alto-based company inflates the of its financing option on its website.

But is fighting back, saying that the complaint, which says is without merit, to be viewed in a broader, national Car dealer associations across the are trying to block Tesla’s as the Palo Alto-based company market share from brands.

Major automakers sell cars through franchised Tesla sells the Model S to consumers through its own stores. earned Tesla the wrath of who have succeeded in barring from selling directly to in Texas.

There are state associations in all 50 states, and a national association. They would you believe there is no coordinated Diarmuid O’Connell, Tesla’s president of business and corporate said in an interview Wednesday. incredible to believe that in all the calls that there a coordinated effort to retard our either in selling directly to or slowing our sales.

We are taking market share from other brands in the market. I believe there is activity.

Denying the charge, Charles a spokesman for the National Automobile Association, said Wednesday this is a state issue is being debated in the states.

The New Car Dealers Association, which 1,100 new car and truck dealers, in a letter Monday asked the DMV to look at Tesla’s advertising

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Its claims about the monthly payment for the Model S is both and illegal, Brian Maas, of the California New Car Dealers Association, in a statement.

Tesla does not advertise in the sense, but has a self-service calculator on its where consumers can enter about how valuable their is and the length of their commute.

Jan a representative for the California DMV, Wednesday that the agency complaints from the public and entities and may investigate issues its legal authority if warranted.

The state dealers association’s newsletter included sales through June 2013 show that Tesla more cars in California established brands like Jaguar and Porsche. The group’s to the DMV came three weeks

Tesla sold 12,351 S sedans through August; is thought to account for roughly of all sales.

Contact Dana at 408-920-2706. Follow her at Twitter.com/danahull.

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