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Minnesota Tesla Owners Show Banned Model S To Iowa Electric-Car Shoppers

Minnesota Tesla Owners Show Banned Model S To Iowa Electric-Car Shoppers

Suppose auto dealers in a neighboring state pressured their DoT to make Tesla Motors stop giving test drives of its Model S electric car--the same kind it now offers in more than a dozen other states. What would you do? If you were you a group of Tesla owners in Minnesota, you might just take... read more

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Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Do Dealer Efforts To Ban Tesla Sales Backfire When Public Notices?

Are car dealers winning battles against Tesla Motors, and its direct-sales model, that will set them up to lose the bigger war? For almost five years, state dealer... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric Car Buyers Slam Dealer Experience; Dealers Don't Like 'Em Either

Buying a car often isn't a pleasant experience, and that's especially true for people looking to purchase an electric car. Electric-car buyers' disapproval of the dealership... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store  -  Portland OR

Michigan Car Dealers Slip One Over On Tesla, Ban Direct Sales: UPDATED

Tesla Motors and its supporters have rallied numerous times against attacks on the electric-car maker's company-owned stores, but a Michigan bill banning its online... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Iowa Dealers Shut Down Tesla Test Drives As Rep Humiliates Them

Sometimes you almost have to feel sorry for car dealers--or, more specifically, their ineptness at the public-relations end of their fight against electric-car maker Tesla... read more September 28, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla 'Will Prevail In All States' Against Dealer Lawsuits: Dealership Commentator

Have we just seen the first crack in the facade of auto-dealer opposition to Tesla Motors selling cars directly to retail buyers? An opinion piece in auto-industry trade... read more September 18, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Wins Dealer Battle In MA: Direct Sales, Stores Are Legal

In the state-by-state war between Tesla Motors and car-dealer associations, the electric-car maker has now added another victory to its tally. Massachusetts' highest court... read more September 17, 2014 by 


 
Fisker of Bellevue, Washington, dealership in October 2012 [photo by Bill D via Foursquare]

The Challenge For Electric-Car Sales Is Car Dealers, Again

Car dealers maximize their profits by selling the highest number of cars at the highest possible prices in the least possible time. Plug-in electric cars are unfamiliar to... read more August 5, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

White House Responds To Tesla Direct-Sales Petition: Sorry, Talk To Congress

Fully a year ago, a Tesla supporter started a petition on WhiteHouse.gov asking president Barack Obama to let Tesla Motors sell its electric cars directly to consumers in all... read more July 16, 2014 by 


 
Frame from 'A Good Deal for All' video, by National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), June 2014

Auto Dealers Try Charm: Why Tesla Direct Sales Hurt Buyers, They Say (Video)

The battle between Tesla Motors, which sells its electric cars directly to buyers over the Internet, and the nation's auto dealers--who want to make that practice illegal--is... read more June 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

2014 BMW i3 Test Drive: No Help From Salesman For Electric-Car Buyer

Every time I visit a conventional car dealership to test-drive an electric car, I'm struck by the salesman's lack of savvy about plug-in cars. The first time I drove a Chevy... read more May 23, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, Marin County, CA, Nov 2012

Rewarding Dealers Who Sell Electric Cars: Connecticut Takes The Lead

Incentives for buyers are a great way to boost electric-car sales, but what about incentives for the dealers that actually sell them the cars? In February, the Connecticut... read more May 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

FTC Comes Out In Favor Of Tesla Direct Sales, Against Dealer-Backed Bans

The ongoing fight between Tesla Motors and car dealers across the country has spilled from the headlines into the legal system, but so far, the outcome is far from certain... read more April 24, 2014 by 


 
Image tweeted (and then removed) by @NissanLeaf Twitter account, March 2014

Nissan Tweets, Then Deletes, Electric-Car Sales Slap At Tesla

Oh, Nissan, you just shouldn't have gone there. As captured by Autoblog Green writer Domenick Yoney last Friday, the @NissanLeaf Twitter account posted the following message... read more March 19, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

NJ Hearing Today Could Ban Tesla Stores In State; Electric-Car Maker Cries Foul

Another battle in Tesla Motors' nationwide war with car dealers seems imminent. The latest state to oppose Tesla's direct-sales model is New Jersey, which the company says is... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Advice To Dealers On Green-Car Sales: Focus On Cost Savings First

Green cars can't help reduce emissions or save gasoline if no one buys them. In the U.S., sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids have been strong in some areas, but weak... read more February 27, 2014 by 


 
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