Tesla is stepping up efforts to establish stores on tribal grounds where it may sell directly to customers.

Avoiding legislation in jurisdictions that prohibit automobile manufacturers from also being merchants in favour of the dealership model.


The federally recognised Mohegan Tribe owns Mohegan Sun, a casino and entertainment facility in Connecticut.

recently revealed that the California-based electric vehicle manufacturer will open a showroom with a sales team.

and delivery centre on its sovereign property this autumn, where state law does not apply.

The announcement follows another new Tesla showroom revealed in June.

The project is scheduled to open in 2025 on the territory of the Oneida Indian Nation in upstate New York.

"I think it was a completely logical move," Lori Brown remarked.