I think this is the best turn of events for TSLA. It allows them to save on the cost of dealership which of course is a major mark up on an automobile. The bricks and mortar and the salaries and the commisions . . . This is a HUGE win for the company. They need to keep working on production and delivery and infrastructure and technological advances (heard a great story this week on NPR about 3D batteries. . cut weight, space, and recharge time). We need EV's in America! We need them NOW!
Dismissal for lack of standing is a preliminary procedural ploy for judges to rid their docket of untidy disputes; it does not address the merits of the underlying dispute. No appeal is required; all it takes is another plaintiff with better standing to re-file. Filing fess are nominal.
I am not saying that will happen in MA, but that dismissal is essentially meaningless in other jurisdictions and there are 49 more jurisdictions. In Texas, all it takes is for a private citizen to file a complaint with TXDOT and sit back and let the regulator enforce the violation complained of. If you read the fanboy forums, you'll note that no "delivery specialist" is allowed by Tesla's lawyers to give the purchaser a delivery orientation in Texas. The transit driver dumps the vehicle in front of your house. I've asked several times for a test drive, but have been told by the Tesla "experience" associates that those are only available about twice a year on something equivalent to the "get amped" tours and then only if one has a reservation.
Tesla may be disruptive, but it still has to comply with state laws, and in many areas with possibly even more onerous county and city ordinances. Tesla may very well ultimately prevail in every jurisdiction; but until it does, dealer/consumer protection disputes will drain Tesla’s legal resources and divert its executive management’s attention from more issues more compelling to Tesla’s financial survival.