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

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

Jun 24 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

New bill put aside until January

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...

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

Jun 24 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

New bill put aside until January

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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Tesla, Panasonic reach agreement on U.S. battery plant, report says

Jul 28 2014 2:49pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Panasonic has reached a basic agreement with Tesla Motors to initially supply the electric automaker's proposed lithium-ion battery plant in the United States with machiner ...
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BMW to offer faster battery chargers for i3 owners

Jul 28 2014 11:34am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

BMW, the world’s biggest maker of luxury vehicles, is offering drivers of the i3 city car speedier and smaller auto-battery chargers in an effort to make driving electric vehicles more practical. The units, developed in collaboration with component supplier Robert Bosch GmbH, can bring the battery up to 80 per cent of power capacity in 30 minutes, Munich-based BMW said today in a statement. U.S. owners of the i3 can buy the charger, about half the size of a standard refrigerator, for $6,548. ...
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Decoding Toyota's Electric-Car Disdain: A Role For Fuel Cells

Jul 28 2014 8:15am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

While unveiling its fuel-cell vehicle last month–priced to undercut the Tesla Model S ever so slightly–Toyota's Global R&D Chief Mitsuhisa Kato offered some dismissive thoughts on battery-electric vehicles. As quoted in Automotive News, the 39-year veteran of the Toyota Motor Company said: ...
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First RHD Tesla Model S Electric Cars In Asia Delivered In Hong Kong

Jul 28 2014 6:30am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

Right-hand drive Tesla Model S electric cars have already begun to trickle out in the United Kingdom, but now they're hitting the Asian markets too. The first Asian right-hand drive Model S have now been delivered to the first eight customers in Hong Kong. Coinciding with a large launch event at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in th ...
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China-spec Tesla Model S lacks navigation support because Google Maps not supported

Jul 27 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Tesla Model S owners in China are facing lack of support for navigation services but a fix is in the works. ...
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In China, Tesla Model S is missing one basic feature

Jul 26 2014 2:42pm CDT | Source: I4U News: Cars

Back when the Tesla Model S was launched in the US, there were some doubts and questions raised regarding the navigation system built into it and there are still a bunch o ...
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Electric Harley Ride, VW Golf Diesel Vs Electric, Ford F-150 Intrigues Buyers: The Week In Reverse (VIDEO)

Jul 26 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

What's the new Harley electric motorcycle concept like to ride? And why did Tesla stop building its Model S electric sedan? This is the Week In Reverse for Friday, July 25, 2014, right here at Green Car Reports. Our writer Ben Rich was able to take a test ride on the Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle concept. The company's been touring... ...
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​Fisker's Chinese Owner Promises A New Model Once The Karma Returns

Jul 25 2014 6:53pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Lu Guanqiu, the Chinese owner of Fisker and the man that pledged to go bankrupt to beat Tesla , says that a new Fisker model is coming in three years, but only after production of the Karma resumes.Read more. ...
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​Now You Can Control Your Tesla With Your Smartwatch

Jul 25 2014 6:15pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Yes, the chances of having either are pretty slim. But I'd wager that the Venn Diagram overlap of Tesla owners, Android Wear smartwatch users, and Michael Knight ...
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In China, Tesla Model S is missing one basic feature

Jul 25 2014 5:54pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: China, Tesla, Electric There were questions about the nav system in the Tesla Model S when the vehicle launched in the US, and there are still people who don't like it. But here's the thing: the US version at least has a nav system. With the luxury electric vehicle now available in China, drivers are discovering that the car is shipping without a working navigation system at all. As China EV blogger Alysha Webb reports, Tesla's expl ...
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