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17Washington State governor signs pro-Tesla bill

Maybe Tesla should build its proposed gigafactory in the Evergreen State. Last week, Washington Govermor Jay Inslee signed a bill that will allow Tesla to keep selling its electric vehicles through its showrooms and not have to work through third-party dealerships, Automotive News says. That means the California-based electric-vehicle maker can keep its showrooms in Seattle and Bellevue open.

12Tesla news roundup: Supportive bill proposed in NJ; NHTSA ends investigation

Plus, company gets a 'win' in Ohio and Marco Rubio speaks out

The ongoing dealer fight against Tesla Motors in a number of states continues to evolve, with two bits of news out of Ohio and New Jersey this week. There is good news and, well, good news. And then there's lots more news.

AddTesla asking for help in fast-moving Ohio dealership fight

If you're a Tesla Motors fan or a possible Model S buyer in the state of Ohio, you've probably received an email asking for help this week. Maybe two. The California-based automaker is taking up the fight against entrenched auto dealers in the state, just as it has in places like Texas and New York. In Ohio, though, the battle is happening at a breakneck pace.

179Dealers claim factory-owned Tesla stores are illegal

Unlike typical dealers, Tesla has a network of "stores" and "retail stores." While reservations can be made for a new Model S or Roadster at the retail store, Tesla says other versions of the store merely direct potential customers to make their reservation online. Most of these boutique-style stores are in shopping malls, and Tesla asserts that they are not sales facilities. It's an assertion with which traditional auto dealers are taking issue.

22Tesla opening three new stores in North America

Tesla is continuing its retail expansion with three new locations set to open over the course of November. This weekend marks the opening of the Bellevue Square center in Washington, followed by Oakbrook Center in Chicago on November 12th and a Fashion Island store in Newport Beach, California on November 18th.

36U.S. Tesla store averages 12,000 visitors a week

When it comes to electric vehicles, the $109,000-plus Tesla Roadster 2.5 is probably a bit too pricey for Average Joes, but that hasn't deterred thousands of tire-kicking Americans from dropping by one of the Tesla Motors showrooms to check out the nearly sold out Roadster.

14Tesla learning new rules as retail stores expand into more U.S. states

Any AutoblogGreen reader who lives by a Tesla Motors store – or goes near one on vacation – has probably set foot inside and experienced the high-tech, open sales boutique (oh, and the cars). While the eight stores currently open across the U.S. do a fine job of showing off the Roadsters, the road to getting them in place hasn't always been an easy one to pave.

27Tesla hires former Apple retail strategist to revolutionize buying experience

Tesla has, if nothing else, crafted a unique automobile in the Roadster. It's electric, very attractive and highly desirable. Up next, assuming all goes according to plan (a rather big assumption, granted), the Model S sedan will be equally special in the global automotive marketplace.

12Tesla hires former Apple retail strategist to revolutionize buying experience

Tesla has, if nothing else, crafted a unique automobile in the Roadster. It's electric, very attractive and highly desirable. Up next, assuming all goes according to plan (a rather big assumption, granted), the Model S sedan will be equally special in the global automotive marketplace.

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