Four of 20 automakers reported that automatic emergency braking (AEB) is standard on more than half of their 2017 model-year vehicles, according to an update released jointly by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
December 27, 2017
A new report from J.D. Power finds owners of the Tesla Model S and Model X have acknowledged numerous quality issues but show no signs of disloyalty.
March 21, 2017
In response to the state dealer association’s claims that Tesla Motors is in violation of state and federal advertising laws, the state DMV issued a warning to electric vehicle makers about adhering to such laws.
October 30, 2015
The state DMV confirmed today that it is ‘looking into the matter,’ almost month after the state dealer association called on the agency to investigate whether the program violates the state’s ban on ‘bird-dogging.’
September 24, 2015
The California New Car Dealers Association has called on the California Department of Motor Vehicles to investigate Tesla Motors’ referral program, which the trade groups said constitutes “bird-dogging.”
September 1, 2015
A new Michigan bill that would allow ‘autocycle’ manufacturer Elio Motors to sell directly to consumers spurs the Federal Trade Commission to urge all states to lift bans on direct-to-consumer sales.
May 14, 2015
The electric car maker will now be able to open up to four direct-sale stores and at least one service center in the state.
March 19, 2015
Dealers in Georgia have convinced legislators to table a bill that would allow Tesla to continue selling vehicles directly to consumers in the state.
March 5, 2015
The website, called “Tesla Crash,” was launched by the Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association in response to a bill that would allow the electric automaker to sell directly to consumers in the state.
February 10, 2015
Governor Rick Snyder signed into law yesterday tighter restrictions on selling vehicles directly to consumers. The new law now effectively bans Tesla Motors from selling vehicles in the state.
October 22, 2014
This week, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts upheld a lower court’s ruling that dealers did not have grounds to challenge Tesla Motors’ ability to sell vehicles in the state.
September 16, 2014
The association alleges that Tesla violated the terms of its sales license by selling more than the 150 vehicles it was allowed to sell in the state.
September 4, 2014
Attorney Vince Megna celebrated the $126,836 settlement he reached with Tesla on behalf of a Wisconsin man by posting a humorous video to his YouTube channel. It was the first lemon law case brought against the electric-vehicle maker.
July 17, 2014
The Pennsylvania House passed legislation this week that will allow the automaker to have as many as five stores in the state.
July 3, 2014
This week, New York Governor Cuomo signed a pro-Tesla bill into law. The New Jersey Assembly also voted to allow manufacturers to directly sell zero-emissions vehicles to consumers.
June 19, 2014