Ken Smiley, president of a local Tesla owners club, wonders why the Teslas were singled out. "There was a Noble there, a couple Ariel Atoms, a Lamborghini and some Pontiacs," he said. "They aren't members of the dealers association. So are they being asked to leave, too?"
A Tesla owner is at odds with the The Kansas City Auto Show for evicting his two vehicles from the exhibition. James Ransom says he was told the decision was made by the Automobile Dealers Association, which hosts the exhibit, because Tesla does not use dealerships for its sales.