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Tesla Wins One In Minnesota: Bill To Ban Its Stores Defeated

Tesla Wins One In Minnesota: Bill To Ban Its Stores Defeated

Like a lot of news from Tesla, this came in the form of a tweet by CEO Elon Musk on Friday morning. It read, in its entirety, "Minnesota auto dealers tried to pass legislation to block Tesla stores. Bill was just defeated in Senate. Thanks MN!" And indeed, a Minnesota Senate committee voted down... read more

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Dealer

Toyota Dealers Not Interested In Selling Electric Cars, Prefer Hybrids

Thanks to its ever-expanding range of hybrids, including the well-known Prius liftback, Toyota Toyota dealers have a wide range of green cars to sell. You may think that... read more October 15, 2012 by  14


 
Tesla's retail store concept

Auto Dealer Groups Escalate Battle Against Tesla Stores

If we had to pick one word to describe Tesla Motors, "audacious" would be at the top of the list. Not only did founder Elon Musk decide to build a car company, which in... read more October 10, 2012 by  28


 
Used car salesman

Weakest Links In Electric Car Sales: Local Salespeople, Dealers

Plug-in car sales hit a new record in September--more than 5,500 sold in a single month--and there will likely be more records to come. But plug-in hybrids and battery... read more October 3, 2012 by  15


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

2013 Chevrolet Volt: Already At Dealers (If You’re Lucky)

Sometimes, automakers mark the switch between one model year and the next with some pomp and ceremony, especially if the new model year is significantly better than the... read more July 24, 2012 by  15


 
2004-2009 Toyota Prius battery pack, second generation

Life After Death: What Happens When Your Prius Battery Dies

Believe it or not, the humble Toyota Prius has been on sale in the U.S. for 12 years. While many of these original 2000 Priuses are still giving their owners the same gas... read more January 6, 2012 by  12


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt on test in Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2011

Five Reasons Why The Chevrolet Volt Isn’t Losing Popularity

According to a recent research article by CNW Marketing Research, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt isn’t as cool as it once was. As reported by USA Today, the research firm... read more August 17, 2011 by  13


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

2011 Nissan Leaf: Free Recharging At Dealers, Except When They Balk

EDITOR'S NOTE: We received the article below on July 6th from Nissan Leaf owner Bill Schwartz, and asked Nissan Americas for a comment before we published it. Brendan Jones... read more July 25, 2011 by  13


 
2011 Chevy Volt front air dam, after modification, on worst slope in driveway

2011 Chevrolet Volt: Air Dam, Display Issues Fixed By Dealers

The first 2011 Chevy Volt was delivered in December 2010, and GM’s rollout of this engineering achievement has seemed quite smooth thus far. Still, after six months... read more July 6, 2011 by  7


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt test drive, Michigan, October 2010

Are Volt Dealers Really Pocketing Federal Rebates? Maybe Not

It doesn’t take a scientist to figure out that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is in high demand right now--despite its May sales numbers, which are behind those of the 2011... read more June 1, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Honda Insight

Chevy Volt Price-Gouging Pushes Buyer Into Honda Insight Hybrid

For all the media furor over the 2011 Nissan Leaf and the 2011 Chevy Volt, you'd think that tens of thousands of them were flooding onto our streets each month. Not so. As of... read more March 21, 2011 by  1


 
Shenyan Chevy Dealer

How Are Car Dealers Getting Ready to Service Electric Cars?

As we've discovered, some car dealers are less than enthusiastic about the prospect of selling and servicing electric cars. Luckily, others are more game. Either way, what... read more January 26, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

First 2011 Nissan Leaf To Be Delivered To Customer on Dec 11

Just days after Nissan confirmed that customer deliveries of the 2011 Leaf would commence in Japan on December 20, Nissan USA has confirmed that the very first customer... read more December 7, 2010 by  4


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Not All Nissan Dealers Will Initially Specialize In 2011 Leaf

Remember how we found out a few weeks ago that some Nissan dealers in the U.K. were blissfully unaware of specifics of Nissan's first publicly sold production electric car?... read more August 25, 2010 by  9


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

AutoNation Promises 2011 Volt, Leaf To Sell For Sticker Price

Just as dealers have to discount unpopular cars, they often add "surcharges" to models where demand outstrips supply. It's auto dealership yin and yang, or something. Now... read more August 18, 2010 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

So What Exactly DO You Have to Service On a 2011 Nissan Leaf?

Despite initial purchase prices higher than those for gasoline cars of equivalent performance (before incentives, anyway), electric cars undisputably cost less to run. Not... read more August 16, 2010 by  13


 
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