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

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 associations have lobbied legislators to change laws to make Tesla's direct-sales model illegal, requiring that all new cars be sold... read more

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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 


 
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 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 


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Gas Mileage During Dealership Test Drives: Mostly Meaningless

You've read the reviews, and it's finally time: You're off to the dealer to replace your old car with a new, much more fuel-efficient vehicle. But then you get to the dealer... read more February 18, 2014 by 


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

Many Car Dealers Don't Want To Sell Electric Cars: Here's Why

The stories abound: A car buyer walks into a dealership, educated about the electric car she wants to buy...and the salesperson tries to convince her she doesn't want that... read more February 14, 2014 by 


 
Former Fisker of Bellevue, Washington, dealership, closed as of July 2013 [photo: Brian Henderson]

One Former Fisker Dealer Vanishes Into History (Photos)

Remember Fisker Automotive, the startup carmaker that sold the $106,000 luxury range-extended electric sport sedan called the Karma? Hang onto your memories, because the... read more August 1, 2013 by  5


 
Tesla Store  -  Portland OR

Will 100,000 Sign Petition For Tesla Motors Sales By Friday?

On June 5, a Tesla Motors fan mounted what seemed like another quixotic effort to support Tesla in selling its electric cars directly to buyers. The petition at... read more June 30, 2013 by  54


 
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


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Incentives Good For Chevy, Volt Customers, And Dealers, Says Industry Reporter

Last month, Chevrolet sold a record-breaking 2,831 of its Volt plug-in hybrids, making it the top-selling plug-in car in the U.S. to date. No doubt helped by its recent... read more September 20, 2012 by  6


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

Penske Automotive Signs To Become 2012 Fisker Karma Dealer

Yesterday, Fisker Automotive, makers of the super-sexy 2012 Karma plug-in hybrid sports car, announced that it had just signed its 80th independent dealer. But Fisker’s... read more June 8, 2012 by  6


 
2011 Nissan Leaf Software Update

Got a 2011 Nissan Leaf? Here’s What Your 6 Month Service Is Like

While some lucky 2011 Nissan Leaf owners have had their cars now for nearly 8 months, most are in the magic six-month honeymoon period of owning their new electric hatchback... read more October 20, 2011 by  0


 
Tesla Store in LA

Curious Tire-Kickers Keep Tesla Busy Even Without Cars to Sell

Drop by your local Apple retail store, and you’re bound to see it humming with visitors. But while some are there to hand over their hard-earned cash for a new computer... read more August 10, 2011 by  1


 
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


 
2010 Smart ForTwo Cdi

2010 Smart ForTwo Minicars: Still On Sale, Now Even Cheaper

If you're one of the dwindling number of car buyers considering the Smart ForTwo minicar, now may be a good time to close the deal. Smart sent out an e-mail yesterday... read more February 18, 2011 by  4


 
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


 
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