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218Michigan Gov. signs 'anti-Tesla' bill, but says rules could change *UPDATE

One More State Goes Against Tesla's Direct Sales Model

*UPDATE: GM has issued a statement in support of the governor's actions. We've added it below.

113Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Hasn't Yet Signed Anti-Tesla Legislation

Nation's auto dealers are taking their fight against Tesla to the symbolic heart of the auto industry

In Michigan, a bill that would entrench the existing dealer networks and prohibit direct car sales to buyers has passed both the state's house and senate, and awaits Gov. Rick Snyder's signature.

208Tesla pushes hard against Michigan's anti-direct vehicle sales bills

Asks Consumers To Contact Gov. Snyder

While Tesla has been fighting against direct-vehicle sales bans in a number of states, the California electric vehicle company doesn't ask for help every time it finds itself in a skirmish. Last year, it did send out some ravens calling for assistance in Ohio. It has done so again to deal with a fast-moving situation in Michigan.

18Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hasn't yet signed anti-Tesla legislation

But State Car Dealers Some Of His Biggest Donors

The nation's auto dealers are taking their fight against Tesla and its direct method of selling cars to consumers to the symbolic heart of the auto industry. In Michigan, a bill that would entrench the existing dealer networks and prohibit direct car sales to buyers has passed both the state's house and senate, and awaits Gov. Rick Snyder's signature.

10Michigan latest state to approve autonomous vehicle testing?

The state of Michigan is set to join Japan, the United Kingdom and the US states of California, Florida and Nevada in allowing testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads.

AddGM lobbies against Michigan proposal for EV road tax

General Motors has no issues with the idea of better roads for Michigan, but when it comes to a special plug-in vehicle tax enacted to help pay for those repairs, the automaker is crying foul, Automotive News says.

2Michigan Wants To Pass New Laws Allowing Driverless Cars

Gov. Rick Snyder says legislation that allows autonomous tests 'critically important'

Silicon Valley sits at the epicenter of the nation's software industry. Detroit sits at the epicenter of the nation's auto industry. As the two industries merge, there's a rivalry brewing.

212Obama Denounces Right-To-Work Legislation In Detroit Visit

President Also Underscored His Economic Plan As Fiscal Cliff Nears

On the eve of a vote that could cripple unions throughout the state of Michigan, President Obama visited a Detroit-area automotive plant to tout their importance.

37Ford Brings Back Jobs To Michigan From Mexico

The new Fusion sedan is expected to be a hit

Call it a job creation dividend of rescuing the U.S. auto industry. Ford Motor Co. is adding 1,200 workers to a suburban Detroit factory to build the 2013 Fusion sedan, a sign of confidence that the revamped sedan will be a big hit when it goes on sale this fall.

AddMichigan activists turn Chevy Volt into a political issue

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

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