Sorry Tesla, you can’t issue yourself a dealer franchise, court rules
Car lobby defeats Tesla's bid to sell vehicles outside an independent dealership.

Missouri, Arizona, Connecticut, Michigan, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia bar Tesla from direct sales and require carmakers to issue franchises to independent dealers
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/09/sorry-tesla-you-cant-issue-yourself-an-auto-franchise-court-rules/