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Missouri says no to Tesla's business model

Following the lead of several other U.S. states, Missouri's Senate passed the bill on Wednesday that will force consumers to buy cars from a dealer instead of going directly to the automaker, a sort of ''anti-Tesla'' law according to the electric car maker.

There was no public comment or debate.

"This extraordinary final-hour maneuver amounts to a sneak attack to thwart due process and hurt consumer freedom in Missouri," Tesla said.

The company is also appealing New Jersey's decision this year to prevent direct auto sales by manufacturers, and working to keep selling Model S sedans at its stores in Massachusetts.

Meanwhile, the states of Ohio and New York will continue to support Tesla's business model.

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