KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tesla could see some issues this week after their license to sell cars at their Missouri showrooms expired over the weekend.
The company has two stores in Missouri, one in St. Louis and one on the Plaza.
The Missouri Auto Dealers association had sued to block Tesla from selling cars in Missouri. This all has to do with how they’re sold because people buy Teslas directly from the company, instead of a dealership.
The company is weighing its options, but in the meantime customers can still buy cars online.
A spokesperson for Tesla issued the following statement to FOX 4:
“Tesla has been selling cars in Missouri for almost four years and employs numerous people at its Missouri sales locations. We understand that the Court of Appeal is making a decision on January 4 on whether to issue a stay of the trial court’s decision in order to prevent an immediate and unnecessary loss of jobs, tax revenue, consumer convenience, and consumer choice for Missourians. We will close our Missouri sales locations from January 1 through January 4 while we wait for the Court of Appeal’s decision. We regret this inconvenience to our customers in Missouri.”
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