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Multi-brand electric-car dealer to open in Canada after Iceland test

Multi-brand electric-car dealer to open in Canada after Iceland test

With the notable exception of Tesla Motors' company-owned stores, electric cars must compete against internal-combustion models for space and attention on dealer lots. But what if a dealership sold only electric cars, covering multiple brands? That's the concept behind EVEN Electric, which... read more

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2016 Nissan Leaf

Electric-car shopping far too hard; dealers, carmakers can improve, says report

Greater electric-car adoption requires both dealers and carmakers to be strongly committed to selling plug-in vehicles. Years of anecdotal evidence from shoppers shows such... read more August 15, 2016 by


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

Michigan won't let Tesla sell cars, but state fund invests in company (irony alert)

Tesla still isn't allowed to sell its electric cars in Michigan, owing to a ban on direct sales signed two years ago. All carmakers in the state must sell new cars solely... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Stores don't hard-sell shoppers; this baffles dealership groups

Tesla's company-owned retail stores aren't traditional franchised dealerships, and they don't behave like a typical car dealer. They don't have lots full of inventory to... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

What do VW dealers get from the diesel-emission settlement?

Volkswagen diesel owners aren't the only ones affected by the VW's ongoing emissions cheating scandal. The company's dealers have acutely felt the impact of the scandal, in... read more July 8, 2016 by


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

Virginia dealers double down on Tesla attack, demand probe of sales

Tesla Motors continues to battle Virginia car dealers over the opening of a second company-owned retail store in the Old Dominion State. In March, the Virginia Automobile... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Car dealer tries to install solar, town-owned utility limits power it can generate

It should have been fairly straightforward. Install some solar panels on the roof of a building, cut carbon emissions, and perhaps save some money on electricity bills. But... read more June 14, 2016 by


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

Tesla wants to sell electric cars in Michigan; state couldn't care less

You don't see a lot of Teslas in Michigan. It's not because the three U.S. automakers headquartered there aren't interested in the electric cars produced by a Silicon Valley... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Lexus NX 200t F-Sport

Half of car buyers hate haggling, but Lexus dealers resist fixed prices

Lexus is about one month away from launching a test of no-haggle pricing at dealerships, which it hopes will entice more buyers. It's a move that may be viewed favorably by... read more April 15, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI

VW dealers' reparations talks with company: no deal so far

Representatives of Volkswagen's U.S. dealers recently flew to Germany to present concerns over the ongoing diesel scandal directly to the company's top executives. One of the... read more April 5, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

The other VW diesel victims: dealers take woes to Wolfsburg

In the ongoing Volkswagen diesel scandal, the most obvious victims are the owners of the nearly 600,000 VW, Audi, and Porsche vehicles found to have illegal "defeat device"... read more March 31, 2016 by


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

Tesla mulls Federal suit over state franchise laws banning it from selling electric cars

Coffins made by monks don't often figure into either legal decisions or the electric car industry, but they do at the moment. Tesla Motors is weighing whether to sue in... read more March 30, 2016 by


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

VA auto dealers sue Tesla, DMV over hearing to 'hide' proposed store

The state-by-state battles between electric-car maker Tesla Motors and lobbyists for state auto-dealer interests often take unusual twists and turns. But the situation in the... read more March 18, 2016 by


 
Sign at Max Myers Chevrolet in Middlebury, Indiana  [photo: Tiffany Raim]

Small-town Indiana Chevy dealer is big on electric cars

It's often said that franchised auto dealers are one of the bigger impediments to sales of plug-in electric cars. Vehicles with plugs require more explanation, the financial... read more March 17, 2016 by


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

Tesla sales bill in Utah sputters to halt after multiple changes (updated)

Tesla continues to fight with franchised dealers in multiple states over its practice of selling electric cars directly to customers. One of those battleground states is... read more March 10, 2016 by


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

Tesla Vs Michigan (UPDATED): Dealership Application, Conservative Coalition, Ballot Push

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors is the fourth-largest U.S. car maker, but its home in California's Silicon Valley is far from the heartland Detroit base of GM, Ford, and Fiat... read more February 2, 2016 by


 

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