• Minnesota Tesla Model S owners demonstrate their cars in Urbandale, Iowa, Oct 2014  [KCCI 8 video]

    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 matters into your own hands. You might, in fact, drive your cars to Iowa to offer test drives to interested buyers. And that's exactly what Tesla owners from Minnesota did this past weekend: They drove south down Interstate 35 to Urbandale, Iowa, just outside Des Moines. DON'T MISS: Iowa Dealers Shut...

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    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...

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