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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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Tesla's retail store concept

Injunction To Shut Tesla Store Denied In MA, Dealers To Fight On

Score one for startup carmakers trying to do things differently. Last Friday, a judge denied a request by the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association for an... read more November 21, 2012 by  12


 
2013 Suzuki Kizashi

Should I Buy A New Suzuki (Now That It's Leaving The U.S.)?

There's nothing like a bargain price on a brand-new car. And since Suzuki has announced that it'll stop selling cars in the U.S., there are bargains galore on new Suzuki... read more November 8, 2012 by  2


 
Tesla Motors gallery in Houston Galleria, opened October 2011, with Model S on display

Auto Dealers' Fight Against Tesla Stores: Elon Musk Weighs In

Tesla Motors is facing a formidable opponent it may not have sufficiently appreciated: the auto dealers of America, and their state associations. Tesla, you may remember, is... read more October 25, 2012 by  51


 
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


 
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


 
Tesla Store  -  Portland OR

Tesla Dodges Traditional Dealerships—And Questions Remain

Tesla Motors [NSDW: TSLA], by nearly all accounts, is an automaker that’s doing things differently. It’s based in Silicon Valley, not Detroit. And it’s... read more July 27, 2012 by  41


 
Tesla Motors gallery in Houston Galleria, opened October 2011, with Model S on display

Tesla Motors: Three New Stores Opening In North America

No sooner has Tesla announced a new "gallery" in the heart of oil country, than the Palo Alto-based electric car company has now revealed plans for three more retail stores... read more November 4, 2011 by  2


 
Tesla Motors gallery in Houston Galleria, opened October 2011, with Model S on display

Tesla Motors Opens Gallery In Oil Country

Palo Alto-based electric auto maker Tesla Motors doesn’t sell cars in its new Houston showroom, sales lot, dealership uh… “gallery” now open in... read more October 31, 2011 by  2


 
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 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


 
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


 
wind farm

GM Looks Local For $40M Carbon-Reduction Initiative

General Motors [NYSE: GM] stock might be up for initial public offering today under the same stock symbol as before, but the company is trying hard to show that it's not the... read more November 18, 2010 by  0


 
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  0


 
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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