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What Does The EV Automaker Want With A 'Class A' License?

Tesla Motors has requested a 'Class A' dealership license in Michigan, a state where it is not allowed to sell its EVs directly to customers.

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Technically, It's Just Listening For Now

A day-long workshop on dealership laws in America shows that the FTC is listening to different voices on the issue. But what is it hearing?

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At FTC Hearing, Tesla Lawyer Hits Back Against GM CEO Mary Barra

After GM CEO Mary Barra pokes fun at Tesla's inability to sell EVs in all 50 states, a Tesla lawyer says GM is, 'purely competitive.'

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The FTC will hear eight hours of testimony on things like vehicle distribution, dealership locations, and direct vehicle sales today.

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How The German Brand Gets To 25% Sales Will Be Fascinating To Watch

Two Audi execs say that they respect what Tesla has done to encourage EV sales, and that its sales and dealer model is something worth following.

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As happened in Virginia, California auto dealers have asked the state DMV to crack down on Tesla's referral program, citing a state law banning unlicensed dealers.

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Tesla Alters Its New Incentive Program In Virginia

Tesla's $2,000 incentive program makes state officials none too happy, so automaker tweaks it.

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Michigan Remains One Of Five States To Uphold Direct Sales Ban

Tesla executives will keep lobbying in Michigan to try to pass direct-to-consumer automobile-sales legislation.

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New Buyer And Friend Can Each Get $1,000 Off A Tesla Purchase

Tesla Motors has announced a new $1,000 referral bonus for current Model S drivers who talk their friends into buying one.

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Lone Star State Honcho Maintains Need For Third-Party Dealers

Texas governor reaffirms the state's position against Tesla's direct-to-consumer electric vehicle sales.

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Setback? What Setback?

Tesla says it will continue the fight to sell direct to customers in Connecticut next year, after failing to get a bill passed this year.

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Second Time Not A Charm In Lone Star State

Texas again rejects bill that would allow Tesla Motors to sell direct to customers without third-party dealerships.

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Bill That Would Help Lyft, Uber Also Stymied

A piece of legislation that would allow Tesla to sell vehicles in Texas did not make it to the full chamber. This is now unlikely to pass this year.

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Just Like Any Automaker Anywhere

Three FTC staff say, again, that laws restricting Tesla or other automakers from selling vehicles direct to customers is a bad idea. An 'anomaly,' in fact.

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The governor of West Virginia has signed the bill banning direct sales by automakers into state law. It means that Tesla is not able to open stores there.

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Electric Vehicles Could Now Be Sold At Three In-State Locations

Tesla electric vehicle sales will now be legal in New Jersey, thanks to a measure signed into law Wednesday by governor Chris Christie. Christie had 45 days to act on the bill but chose to sign it in just two.

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Tesla, State Slowly Coming To Terms On Direct EV Sales

The New Jersey state Senate Commerce Committee has voted to allow Tesla to sell its EVs directly to customers.

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Tesla agrees to some compromises to get a direct sales bill established in Connecticut, and it seems like they're not that damaging to the company's plans.

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Texas Joins Arizona, Connecticut Where Lawmakers Debate Tesla Distribution Model

Some Texas lawmakers step up efforts to allow Tesla to sell electric vehicles directly to customers without third-party dealerships.

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Electric-Vehicle Maker Gets Support on Both Sides of Political Divide

Conservative Koch Brothers, liberal Sierra Club agree that Tesla Motors should be allowed to sell direct to consumers.

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Connecticut Legislators Say State Loses Business, Revenue to New York, MA

Connecticut legislators discuss allowing Tesla to directly sell electric vehicles within the state.

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