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Tesla takes direct sales model to chagrin of auto dealers




A Tesla Model S car is displayed at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. Tesla will report third quarter earnings today after the closing bell.
A Tesla Model S car is displayed at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. Tesla will report third quarter earnings today after the closing bell.
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Consumer Reports has ranked Tesla's Model S as the best car of 2014.

The California based company wants to make it a bit easier for customers to get their hands on these electric sedans by offering them customized vehicles straight from the showroom. But that idea isn't going over too well with car dealers across the country.

Bloomberg reporter Alan Ohnsman joins the show with more