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Tesla-Friendly Bill Resurrected in Connecticut

Introduced last month, Senate Bill 3 would permit electric vehicle makers to sell vehicles directly to consumers at up to three locations. The state dealers association, General Motors and the Alliance of Auto Manufacturers have taken a stand against the measure.

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Calif. DMV Puts Tesla Motors on Notice

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.

Calif. DMV Looking Into Tesla’s Referral Program

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.’

CNCDA Says Tesla’s Referral Program Violates Bird-Dogging Ban

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.”

FTC Calls on States to Lift Direct-to-Consumer Sales Bans

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.

Ga. Legislators Table Tesla Bill

Dealers in Georgia have convinced legislators to table a bill that would allow Tesla to continue selling vehicles directly to consumers in the state.

Conn. Dealer Association Launches Controversial Anti-Tesla Site

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.

Mich. Governor Signs ‘Anti-Tesla’ Bill

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.

Mass. High Court Rules in Favor of Tesla

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.

Ga. Dealer Association Takes on Tesla

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.