Court Concludes Tesla Illegally Sold Cars at Gallery - NBC Southern California
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Court Concludes Tesla Illegally Sold Cars at Gallery

Tesla in a statement said the company disagrees with the decision

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Court Concludes Tesla Illegally Sold Cars at Gallery
    Spencer Platt/Getty Images (File)
    This June 6, 2018, file photo shows the exterior of a Tesla auto showroom in Manhattan's Meatpacking District in New York, N.Y.

    A Connecticut judge has ruled that electric car manufacturer Tesla illegally sold vehicles from its gallery in Greenwich, agreeing with the state's conclusion.

    In the ruling last week, Judge Joseph Shortall wrote "if Tesla was not engaged in the business of selling motor vehicles at the gallery, it's difficult to see what it was engaged in at that location."

    The ruling comes after the state Department of Motor Vehicles concluded Tesla's activity at the gallery required a license -- prompting a lawsuit from the California company.

    State law prohibits the direct sale of vehicles to consumers by manufacturers, only through dealerships.

    Golf Ball Kills 6-Year-Old

    [NATL] Golf Ball Kills 6-Year-Old

    Community members in Orem, Utah are in shock after a freak golfing accident killed a little girl. Investigators say 6-year-old Aria Hill was sitting in a golf cart next to a tee box when her father hit a ball that struck her in the back of the head.

    (Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019)

    Tesla in a statement said the company disagrees with the decision, and maintained it doesn't make direct sales at the gallery.

    Tesla has been working to change the law.