Consumers want convenience, but auto dealers want less competition... or do they? In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Daniel Sparks shares the latest on Tesla Motors' (NASDAQ:TSLA) efforts to sell its cars directly to consumers, bypassing the traditional franchise system. As the argument rages on, Daniel explains that Tesla made significant progress last week with a White House petition. 

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