Since Tesla began selling electric cars directly to customers throughout the U.S., the electric-vehicle maker has had to play franchise-law whack-a-mole in multiple state courts. On Tuesday, Tesla scored a decisive victory when the Missouri Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's ruling that would have left Tesla without a state dealer license. In the court's ruling, the judge criticized the tactics of the Missouri Auto Dealers Association, Tesla's opponent. DON'T MISS: Tesla can still sell cars in Missouri stores, pending appeal, after dealer lobby lauds victory According to the St. Louis...
Electric utility in Kansas leads push to get electric cars on roads
When it comes to promoting electric cars, California is rightfully viewed as the most active. But efforts are not limited to the Golden State. If one electric utility has its way, more electric cars will soon be plying the roads of America's heartland. CHECK OUT: Kansas City Power & Light To...Stephen Edelstein
UPDATE: Tesla can still sell cars in Missouri stores, pending appeal, after dealer lobby lauds victory
Tesla's Missouri dealer license expired December 31.Stephen Edelstein
Are Missouri electric-car charging stations like pay phones? Why that's important
The Missouri Public Service Commission has indicated charging stations should be regulated like pay phones.Stephen Edelstein
Solar roads coming to Route 66 via photovoltaic pavers
Solar Roadways will install solar panels on a section of Route 66 in Missouri.Stephen Edelstein
Kansas City Power & Light To Build 1,000 Electric-Car Charging Sites
Kansas City Power & Light says its charging-site project is the largest ever undertaken by a U.S. utility.Stephen Edelstein
President Barack Obama isn’t hiding his support for electric vehicles one bit, with the nation’s leader heading to Kansas City, Missouri on Thursday to visit one of a growing number of electric vehicle startups. Obama will be visiting Smith Electric Vehicles, a small firm specializing in building battery-powered commercial vehicles and the recipient of a $32 million grant from the DOE. Obama has been backing greater electrification of the automobile since his appointment to the White House but lately he has shifted his focus to pure electric vehicles like those built by Smith Electric...