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Tesla a 'predator,' dealer lobby howls; second VA store OKed anyway

Tesla a 'predator,' dealer lobby howls; second VA store OKed anyway

The Virginia department of motor vehicles ruled yesterday that Tesla is eligible to open a second retail store in Virginia, in the state capitol of Richmond. Virginia franchise laws prevent automakers from operating their own dealerships, but the state's Department of Motor Vehicles can grant... read more

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Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Must Alter Electric-Car Buyer Bounties, State Law Says

Tesla has come under fire from franchised car dealers in several states for its direct-sales model. That's led those dealers to lobby for changes to existing franchise laws... read more August 11, 2015 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


 
2012 Lexus RX 450h

Virginia Sees Sense, Scraps 2013's Hybrid Vehicle Tax

Taxes are rarely popular, but if they're to be accepted by the populace the bare minimum they have to do is make sense. Virginia's annual tax on hybrid vehicles did not make... read more January 24, 2014 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

Diesel Car Owners Won't Like Virginia's Road Tax Plan Either

Last month, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell proposed dropping the state's tax on gasoline, the revenue from which has become stagnant in recent years. To make up for axing... read more February 25, 2013 by 19


 
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Virginia’s Hybrid HOV Lane Perks: Anything But Easy

For years, we’ve covered California’s High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane access perks for drivers of ultra-low or zero-emissions cars. Reasonably simple to... read more May 14, 2012 by 3


 

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