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Tesla Motors is still hopeful that common ground can be found with lawmakers in Michigan in order to resume business there, and has a new proposal for state legislators. Ever since Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill last October, unequivocally blocking factory-direct vehicle sales, representatives with Tesla have been working on a solution. “We’ve got […]

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Tesla now has a manufacturing presence in Michigan. The California-based company has made its first acquisition, buying Grand Rapids, MI based Riviera Tool which produces stamping parts that are used in Tesla’s assembly plant in Fremont, California. The company employs roughly 100 people, all of which Tesla plans to retain, while plans to add more […]

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Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder has just signed House Bill 5606 effectively prohibiting Tesla from operating factory direct in state. The bipartisan legislation was overwhelmingly approved 38-0 in the Senate, and 106-1 in the House of Representatives. “This bill does not, as some have claimed, prevent auto manufacturers from selling automobiles directly to consumers at retail […]

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Tesla Motors has issued another blog post decrying the latest politicized skirmish between state government officials and auto dealer associations, this time in Michigan. Its post outlines what Tesla terms “dark-of-night tactics” used by dealers concerned that their arguments could not face the light of day. “This amendment goes even further,” writes Tesla of a […]

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