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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 Motors isn’t allowing a lack of retail locations or laws that ban factory-direct sales to impede the installation of its Supercharger stations. More than 100 Superchargers – the name for Tesla’s rapid charging stations – are located in states that don’t sell any Tesla vehicles. A recent tally by Autoblog counted 87 Superchargers installed […]

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Never one to pause in the shadows for long, Tesla Motors is again showing its unconventional side with its new “mobile experience.” Made from shipping containers, Tesla said that it’s planning to tour this new mobile store around the country. “Designed in-house, the shipping container arrives and unfolds to double its size in just a […]

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A twin set of bills that would have allowed Tesla Motors to sell vehicles in Texas have expired. Two years ago, a pro-Tesla bill was sent to Texas legislators that would permit the electric carmaker to sell directly to consumers. But the bill never received committee approval and expired at the end of the legislative […]

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West Virginia has become the sixth state with a ban on Tesla sales after Governor Ray Tomblin signed new legislation last week. The law, which passed the senate as State Bill 453, prohibits any car manufacturer from: Owning an interest in a dealership Operating a dealership Or acting in the capacity of a new motor […]

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Legislators in Georgia are working on a new law that will give Tesla Motors the ability to sell more cars within the state. Tesla sales are currently legal in Georgia, but the law restricts any carmaker from selling more than 150 zero emission vehicles directly to customers. According to the Georgia Automotive Dealers Association (GADA), […]

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After being banned last year from selling cars in New Jersey, Tesla Motors is one step closer to resuming sales. Yesterday, the state’s Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved a bill that will allow Tesla to sell directly to customers. The bill only applies to zero-emission electric vehicles sold by the manufacturer. SEE ALSO: Texas Lawmakers […]

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Texas lawmakers are debating a set of bills that would allow Tesla to sell its electric vehicles directly to Texans. The proposal has been sent to state legislators under two different bills. Reps. Eddie Rodriguez, Jodie Laubenberg, Rod Simmons and Tan Parker co-authored House Bill 1653. Sen. Kelly Hancock sponsored a second and identical proposition, […]

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Connecticut legislators are considering a bill that would let manufacturers, like Tesla, sell vehicles directly to the public. Sponsored by Senator Art Linares (R), a public hearing on State Bill 198 was held by the Connecticut General Assembly’s Transportation Committee last week. “Granting Tesla a corporate loophole is a risky business and will circumvent longstanding […]

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Arizona is one of four states that currently bans Tesla sales, but some legislators are hoping to change that. Yesterday, Arizona’s House Commerce Committee voted in favor House Bill (HB) 2216, allowing it to advance to the next stage of approval. If it passes, the law will allow a manufacturer, such as Tesla, to sell […]

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