A special edition of Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop with Betty Liu” focused its 8am ET hour this morning on a special report, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA): Dealer Disruption.

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In the fight to sell directly to customers, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is taking on an eight decade old rule that puts franchise dealers smack between sellers and buyers. And guess who doesn’t want to be obsolete? The dealers are in a fight for their livelihood – one they say is also about what’s best for the consumer too. Musk isn’t having it.

Betty Liu joined by guest hosts Matt Hardigree (Editor in Chief, Jalopnik) and Bloomberg’s Matt Miller discussed all things Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) and the traditional dealer-model with guests from both sides of the fight, including interviews with Tesla Motors VP of Business Development Diarmuid O’Connell, AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) CEO Michael Jackson, President of the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive James Appleton, auto-industry consultant and Bloomberg View Contributor Ed Niedermeyer, as well as Bloomberg News Auto Editor Jamie Butters and Bloomberg News automotive reporter Alan Ohnsman.

Videos for viewing and embedding:

Test Brings Service to You in Anti-Dealer Model  Jalopnik.com Editor-In-Chief Matt Hardigree and Bloomberg’s Matt Miller discuss servicing Teslas on Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop.”

Is Tesla a Victim in New Jersey Sales fight? James Appleton, president of the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers, talks about Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) and New Jersey’s ban on direct auto sales to consumers. He speaks with Matt Miller at the New York International Auto Show on Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop.”

How Has NJ Direct-Sales Ban Impacted Tesla? Tesla Vice President of Business Development Diarmuid O’Connell discusses New Jersey’s Tesla direct-dales ban on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.” Jalopnik.com Editor-In-Chief Matt Hardigree and Bloomberg’s Matt Miller also speak.

Can Tesla Topple the Car-Dealer Monopoly? Jalopnik.com Editor-In-Chief Matt Hardigree and Bloomberg’s Matt Miller and Alan Ohnsman discuss the impact of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s direct-sales model on car dealerships on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.”

AutoNation CEO Supports Tesla’s Direct-Sales Model Mike Jackson, chief executive officer of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN), talks about Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s distribution model and the auto industry. He speaks with Betty Liu and Matt Miller on Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop.” Jalopnik.com’s Matt Hardigree also speaks.

Should You Buy a Tesla Online or in a Store? Jalopnik.com Editor-In-Chief Matt Hardigree and Bloomberg’s Matt Miller discuss Tesla’s direct-sales strategy on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

How to Buy a Tesla at a Mall Near you?  How do you buy a Tesla? Elon Musk sells his electric vehicles in showrooms owned and operated by Tesla. Bloomberg takes you through the entire purchasing process at the Westchester Mall showroom in White Plains, NY.

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