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Dumb Laws From States Banning Tesla Sales

Dumb Laws From States Banning Tesla Sales

You've probably heard of electric-car maker Tesla Motors. What you may not know is that several states ban the company from opening its Tesla Stores and selling you its Model S electric luxury sedan. More specifically, auto-dealer lobbyists in those states have made it illegal for Tesla to open its... read more

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Tesla owners & supporters gather in Statehouse in Austin to support company [photo: John Griswell]

New York Auto Dealers Try To Make Registering Tesla Stores Illegal: BREAKING

Well, this is a new tactic we haven't seen before in the fight between franchised auto dealers and Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley electric-car startup. A pair of bills in... read more June 21, 2013 by  70


 
Carpool ad, 1940s: U.S. Office for Emergency Management, War Production Board

CA: Electric Cars Get Carpool-Lane Access Til 2020, Plug-In Hybrids Til 2018?

Owners of electric cars and plug-in hybrids enjoy plenty of benefits: tax breaks, lower fuel costs, and the satisfaction that comes from driving a low- or zero-emission... read more May 23, 2013 by  13


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Ford C-Max & Fusion Hybrid Gas Mileage Lawsuits Combined

When journalists and buyers alike found they were struggling to hit Ford's gas mileage claims for the Fusion and C-Max hybrids, we knew it wouldn't take long for the... read more February 28, 2013 by  17


 
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


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

U.S. House To EPA: We Won't Let You Set Emissions Laws

With 2025's 54.5 mpg corporate average fuel economy standards set to be finalized towards the end of this year, carmakers will also have to meet a 34.1 mpg average by 2016... read more June 29, 2012 by  3


 
Louisiana Superdome

Alt-Fuel Vehicles Star In Louisiana's Latest Political Drama

There's a storm a-brewin' in Louisiana over alternative vehicle tax credits. (There's a sentence that didn't end like you'd expect.) In 2009, the state legislature passed Act... read more June 25, 2012 by  5


 
Scenes from dedication of electric-car charging station at Creekside Inn, Palo Alto, CA

French Charging Laws Could Leave Electric Car Adoption in Flames

Earlier this week we told you about the Danish town refusing to allow charging station and battery provider Better Place from installing charging points unless it painted... read more July 21, 2011 by  4


 
Casey Neistat pleads his case on YouTube. Image: Casey Neistat

Always Stay In The Bike Lane, Even When You Can't: Video

Hell, it would appear, hath no fury like a New York City bicyclist filled with righteous indignation. Consider the case of Casey Neistat, a New York City bicyclist ticketed... read more June 14, 2011 by  7


 
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Car-Crazy CA No More: Air Resources Board Wants to Cut Miles Traveled

Think California is the land of fast-flowing freeways and drop-top driving under the endless sun? Think again. The California Air Resources Board is now writing rules to... read more October 4, 2010 by  12


 
Charging Cord

New Maryland Laws Helps EV Uptake, Reduce Commuting Time.

The Washington D.C. metropolitan area is one of three key markets for the roll-out for the current wave of electric cars and yesterday residents of Maryland were given a... read more May 21, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Prius Patent Problems? Trade Panel to Investigate Infringement Claim

A U.S. trade panel has agreed to investigate claims that Toyota infringed privately held patents in designing its hybrid electric vehicles. Toyota is widely acknowledged to... read more October 12, 2009 by  3


 
Elon Musk in the shadows at the Tesla Model S launch party, New York City, April 2009

Tesla Battle Gets Uglier: Founder Eberhard Sues CEO Elon Musk

The 2009 Tesla Roadster is an absolute blast to drive. It will make an electric-car fan out of every single person who drives one, or even rides shotgun. The company that... read more June 11, 2009 by  1


 
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