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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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Michigan Gov. signs 'anti-Tesla' bill, but says rules could change

Oct 21 2014 2:43pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Tesla Motors, Legislation and Policy, USA, Videos Don't look for a Tesla store in Detroit anytime soon. Even though the company says a Motor City service center is "Coming Soon," another hurdle was placed in the company's way today when Governor Rick Snyder signed House Bill 5606 into law. The law was introduced by State Representative Aric Nesbitt, who said it is not "anti-Tesla at all." Still ...
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GM supports bill banning Tesla direct sales in Michigan

Oct 21 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

According to this report by Jalopnik, GM wasn’t about to let people buy Teslas in Michigan without a fight. Tesla is unlike most automakers in that you can buy a Tesla directly from the manufacturer, without the need for a dealer. You simply pick the one you like, pay the price without any haggling, and your car is delivered to your door. You can even buy a Tesla over the phone. Naturally, this seems like ...
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Mich. blocks Tesla's sales model by plugging loophole

Oct 21 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill today that effectively bars Tesla Motors' direct-sal ...
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Mich. blocks Tesla's sales model by plugging loophole

Oct 21 2014 1:57pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill today that effectively bars Tesla Motors' direct-sales model in th ...
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Michigan Governor Signs Anti-Tesla Bill Into Law

Oct 21 2014 1:02pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Breaking: @onetoughnerd signs anti-@TeslaMotors bill, his office says — David Shepardson (@davidshepardson) October 21, 2014 Read ...
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General Motors Supports Anti-Tesla Motors Bill In Michigan

Oct 21 2014 11:18am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The bill sitting on Governor Rick Snyder's desk that would ban Tesla Motors from selling its cars directly to consumers in Michigan now has General Motors as a support ...
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Plug-Ins vs Fuel Cells, Tesla Franchised Dealers, Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid: Today's Car News

Oct 21 2014 10:37am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

We've got lots of plug-in-car news today. See why plug-in hybrids are the best competitors to hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, learn about plans for Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima plug-in hybrids next year, and see why Tesla Motors may augment its company-owned stores with franchised dealers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. As ...
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Tesla Model D: Everything you need to know

Oct 21 2014 8:26am CDT | Source: Recombu

The all-electric Tesla Model S will soon be joined by a scarier, cleverer variant known as the Model D . Elon Musk took to the stage to give us the D, which gets its name from having… Read do ...
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says Franchised Dealers Might Come, Sometime, One Day

Oct 21 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

Tesla Motors' company-owned stores have provoked a bitter response from state auto-dealer associations, who view them as a threat to traditional franchised dealerships. Yet Tesla CEO Elon Musk seems to think the two business models can coexist. DON'T MISS: Michigan Car Dealers Sl ...
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