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Minnesota Tesla Owners Show Banned Model S To Iowa Electric-Car Shoppers

Minnesota Tesla Owners Show Banned Model S To Iowa Electric-Car Shoppers

Suppose auto dealers in a neighboring state pressured their DoT to make Tesla Motors stop giving test drives of its Model S electric car--the same kind it now offers in more than a dozen other states. What would you do? If you were you a group of Tesla owners in Minnesota, you might just take... read more

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

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... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store  -  Portland OR

Michigan Car Dealers Slip One Over On Tesla, Ban Direct Sales: UPDATED

Tesla Motors and its supporters have rallied numerous times against attacks on the electric-car maker's company-owned stores, but a Michigan bill banning its online... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Changes To CA Rules May Cut Zero-Emission Vehicle Requirement

California's rules requiring six automakers to sell specified numbers of zero-emission vehicles starting in 2012 have had a substantial impact. But a meeting to be held one... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Lower-Carbon Gasoline In CA: Don't Believe Gas-Price Scare Tactics, Says UCS

When it comes to green transportation policies, California leads the way. The state has enacted numerous policies to cut transportation-related emissions, improve energy... read more October 1, 2014 by 


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

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... read more September 28, 2014 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

Six California Electric-Car Bills Signed By Governor Brown

As thousands participated in National Drive Electric Week events around the country last week, California took further steps to promote electric cars. Governor Jerry Brown... read more September 26, 2014 by 


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

Tesla 'Will Prevail In All States' Against Dealer Lawsuits: Dealership Commentator

Have we just seen the first crack in the facade of auto-dealer opposition to Tesla Motors selling cars directly to retail buyers? An opinion piece in auto-industry trade... read more September 18, 2014 by 


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

CA Clean-Air Initiative: Cash In A Clunker, Buy An Electric Car

California has been a world pioneer for decades in reducing vehicle emissions, including its 20-year effort to get significant numbers of zero-emission vehicles on the roads... read more September 2, 2014 by 


 
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 


 
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