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Iowa Dealers Shut Down Tesla Test Drives As Rep Humiliates Them

Iowa Dealers Shut Down Tesla Test Drives As Rep Humiliates Them

Sometimes you almost have to feel sorry for car dealers--or, more specifically, their ineptness at the public-relations end of their fight against electric-car maker Tesla Motors and its direct Internet sales to car buyers. Consider Bruce Anderson, president of the Iowa Automobile Dealers... read more

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GE WattStation Electric Car Charging Station

In CA, Renters Can Now Install Electric-Car Charging Stations

For many drivers, a home charging station is necessary to make electric-car ownership feasible. For people who don't own a home in which to install a charging station, that... read more August 29, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

'Tesla Hunger Games': Are States In 'Race To Bottom' For Gigafactory?

Electric-car makers don't normally draw comparisons with dystopian autocracies. But as five states compete to host Tesla Motors' massive battery "Gigafactory," some are... read more August 29, 2014 by 


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

Income Cap Coming For CA Electric-Car Rebate, Tesla Most Vulnerable?

California buyers of battery-electric cars currently get a major perk: a $2,500 purchase-rebate check from their state government. The rebate, as well as a lower $1,500 check... read more August 12, 2014 by 


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

White House Responds To Tesla Direct-Sales Petition: Sorry, Talk To Congress

Fully a year ago, a Tesla supporter started a petition on WhiteHouse.gov asking president Barack Obama to let Tesla Motors sell its electric cars directly to consumers in all... read more July 16, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Will Georgia's $5,000 Electric-Car Tax Credit Be Axed In 2015?

Early this year, we wrote about efforts in the Georgia state legislature to kill the state's $5,000 income-tax credit for purchasing a battery-electric vehicle. Among the... read more June 26, 2014 by 


 
Ohio Statehouse

Ohio Turns Its Back, Thumbs Its Nose At Energy Efficiency

This past Friday the 13th proved to be particularly unlucky for renewable-energy advocates in Ohio. That was the day the state legislature passed SB 310, a bill to halt the... read more June 26, 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 


 
Massachusetts Electric Car Plate

Massachusetts To Offer Rebates For Plug-In Electric-Car Purchases

Massachusetts is about to give its residents a reason to plug in. A rebate program for electric-car purchases was announced last week by Governor Deval Patrick, according to... read more March 31, 2014 by 


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

NJ Hearing Today Could Ban Tesla Stores In State; Electric-Car Maker Cries Foul

Another battle in Tesla Motors' nationwide war with car dealers seems imminent. The latest state to oppose Tesla's direct-sales model is New Jersey, which the company says is... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

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... read more February 18, 2014 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo quick-charging station, Texas

Electric Cars: Which States Are Doing It Right, Which States Lag?

If you live in parts of California, electric cars--from the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid all the way up to the Tesla Model S--are no longer uncommon. The streets of Palo Alto... read more December 10, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

UPDATE: Tesla Wins Vs Ohio Car Dealers, Amendment Defeated

Once more into the fray: Another state's car dealers are pushing for legislation to ban Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to buyers. This time it's Ohio... read more December 3, 2013 by 


 
Nissan Leaf electric car with eVgo quick charging station. [courtesy eVgo]

Eight States With Big ZEV Plans Meet With Automakers, Feds

Recently, the governors of eight states pledged to cooperate toward putting 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on their roads by 2025. Now, representatives of those eight... read more November 11, 2013 by 


 
Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles By 2025? Eight Governors Pledge Action

Last Thursday, the governors of eight [blue] states pledged to cooperate toward a goal of putting 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on their roads by 2025. The cooperative... read more October 28, 2013 by 


 
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


 
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