Automotive Dealers in New York Trying to Make It Illegal to Register a Tesla

New bill put aside until January

Jun 24 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

Automotive Dealers in New York Trying to Make It Illegal to Register a Tesla

Tesla Motors has been fighting in multiple states to gain the right to have its own factory owned dealerships. The problem for Tesla is that most states have laws against that and Tesla has been trying to get laws rewritten. That doesn't set well with established dealerships in those states, including Texas and New York among others.

A pair of bills has been introduced by the New York State Legislature that are backed by the New York State automotive dealers Association that would make it illegal to license or renew licenses for Tesla stores within New York. The bills would make it impossible for residents of the state to purchase a vehicle not sold by an independently owned a third-party. In other words, the bill would ban any vehicle not purchased from the dealer.

The bill was set aside by the New York State assembly on Friday night and won't be looked at again until January when the assembly reconvenes. Tesla is currently the only automotive manufacturer that sells cars directly to consumers and doesn't use franchised dealers.

 
 
 

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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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