An appeals court in Missouri has ruled against the state’s auto dealers and in favor of Tesla. It is a rare victory for Tesla in its battle for the right to sell cars directly to customers.
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Tesla has sued the state of Michigan in federal court, claiming its franchise dealer law is unconstitutional. Michigan is home to the Big 2.5 automakers.
A new start-up in Toronto wants to expand the Tesla “direct to customer” sales model to include all electric, plug-in hybrid, and hybrid cars in most world markets. EVEN Electric says it will not be a captive of any one manufacturer. Instead, it will offer new and used electrified vehicles from several manufacturers. The plan […]
Tesla has formed a partnership with Nordstrom to feature one of its cars inside the store at The Grove, the most popular shopping mall in the Los Angeles area.
Tesla is continuing its efforts to gain permission to sell its cars directly to consumers in Michigan. Its plan is bitterly opposed by the state’s dealers.
Grand Rapids TV 8 News recently took a tour inside the new Tesla Tool facility in Michigan. Did Tesla buy the company to soften up Michigan legislators?
Legislation that would permit Tesla to open direct to the public stored in Connecticut died in the state senate after passing in the house by a wide margin.
You would think that states would welcome a new car company and the jobs it brings with open arms. But well-established car dealership lobbying groups have been fighting to keep Tesla’s direct sales model out of their states, including Texas. But one former Texas car dealer took to the pages of his local newspaper to argue that Tesla should be allowed to sell their cars directly to customers.