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Anti-Tesla Laws In AZ, MI, NJ & TX Nominated For 'Luddite Award'

Anti-Tesla Laws In AZ, MI, NJ & TX Nominated For 'Luddite Award'

Awards to dealerships and car-dealer groups are common, and often both appreciated and promoted by their recipients. A new award nomination that recognizes the work of state dealer lobbyists, however, is not likely to get that appreciation or publicity--at least from dealers in those four states... read more

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

Are Republicans Really Behind Tesla Sales Bans? Data Offers Clues

It seems to be a common assumption among Tesla Motors supporters: State auto-dealer lobbyists work with Republican legislators to enact laws banning direct sales of Tesla's... read more December 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Honda Fit  -  First Drive

New Honda 'Green Dealer Guide' Spells Out Energy Efficiency For Dealership Buildings

As global attention increasingly focuses on all facets of sustainability, more attention is being paid to the infrastructure that manufactures and sells cars and trucks... read more December 11, 2014 by 


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

BMW Launches Flexible Mobility Program For i3 Electric Car

It's not a new idea, but it's one that carries a certain allure: Let the buyers of an electric car borrow a different vehicle for those few times a year when they need to... read more December 8, 2014 by 


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

Dealer Chains May Still Hate Tesla, But Now They're Learning From It

Auto-dealer groups are fighting Tesla Motors' direct-sales model in a state-by-state battle, fostering legislation to outlaw the electric-car maker's company-owned stores... read more December 4, 2014 by 


 
Vision for Lincoln dealership in China

Car Dealers: Innocent, Delicate, Fragile Blossoms, Apparently

"We're not gonna take it any more!" If you're of a certain age, that line likely brings back memories of a 30-year-old Twisted Sister song. You might be less likely to think... read more November 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Cheapest Electric Car, Under $10K: Only For Tesla-Hating Car Dealers

The days of finding a brand-new car for less than five figures appear to be over. Officially, the cheapest new car sold in the U.S. is the 2015 Nissan Versa sedan, which now... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
Reception at Tesla Store in New York Ciy following cross-country road trip in Model S electric cars

Michigan Anti-Tesla Law 'Unnecessary Protectionism': AutoNation CEO

Never let it be said that AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson doesn't speak his mind. His latest stunner came last week, when he deemed auto-dealer efforts to ban all direct sales by... read more November 10, 2014 by 


 
Ford and Windy Energy Windy System clean-energy pilot program.

Four Ford Dealers To Test Solar & Wind Clean-Energy Systems

As fuel economy slowly rises across its entire range, Ford is looking to lower the environmental impact of the dealerships that sell its greenest cars as well. The company... read more November 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Fiesta

As Gas Gets Cheaper, Ford Ups Incentives On Smaller, More Efficient Cars

Sales of green cars and gas prices are inversely related. As fuel gets cheaper, the financial incentive of a more-efficient car decreases, and consumers lose interest. Given... read more November 9, 2014 by 


 
Frame from 'Benefits of Price Competition' video, by National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)

Car Dealers Fire Back: Why Negotiating Is Good For Car Buyers (Video)

The battle between Tesla Motors, which sells its electric cars directly to customers over the Internet, and the nation's car dealers--which want to make that practice... read more November 4, 2014 by 


 
Bourgeois Chevrolet, Rawdon, Quebec, Canada   [photo: RoulezElectrique.com]

A Third Of This Dealer's Sales Are Chevy Volt Electric Cars: How'd They Do It?

Can any other franchised dealer in the world make the claim that full one-third of its sales are a single model of plug-in electric car? Bourgeois Chevrolet of Rawdon... read more November 3, 2014 by 


 
Minnesota Tesla Model S owners demonstrate their cars in Urbandale, Iowa, Oct 2014  [KCCI 8 video]

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... read more October 27, 2014 by 


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

The Videos Car Dealers Hate: Is It 'Haggling' Or 'Negotiating'?

Car dealers often come in for criticism, especially among electric-car advocates and Tesla Motors supporters who have watched state dealership lobbying groups make Tesla's... read more October 25, 2014 by 


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

Michigan Gov Snyder Signs Anti-Tesla Bill Called 'Corrupt Politics At Its Worst'

As expected, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder yesterday signed a bill that bans Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to buyers online in the state. The bill... read more October 22, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says Franchised Dealers Might Come, Sometime, One Day

Tesla Motors' company-owned stores have provoked a bitter response from state auto-dealer associations, who view them as a threat to traditional franchised dealerships. Yet... read more October 21, 2014 by 


 

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