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Part one in a series. See also the Introduction. What do consumers potentially stand to gain or lose by Tesla Motors’ insistence on its factory direct sales and service model? The answer depends on a complex set of state-by-state variables yet in play, and while this is a question about the future which no one […]

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If things go as planned, the days of Honda’s hybrids playing second fiddle to Toyota may be coming to an end. The 2014 Accord Hybrid will be launched the last day of this month, and its full hybrid technology innovates beyond the class-leading Toyota Camry Hybrid by enough of a margin that mainstream media have […]

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Driving the all-electric Nissan Leaf means never having to buy gas. Owners in the Dallas-Fort Worth and greater Houston areas will also end up with free car charging access for a year. Thanks to the new “No Charge to Charge” program, offered by Nissan and NRG eVgo, new buyers and lessees in the Dallas-Fort Worth […]

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Audi’s Allan McNish aims to consolidate his FIA World Endurance Championship lead at the Circuit Of The Americas in Texas on Sunday, at the wheel of his diesel-hybrid racecar. Dumfries-born McNish and co-drivers Tom Kristensen (Denmark) and Loïc Duval (France) are heading to the 3.427-mile circuit in Austin with a 22-point lead having scored two […]

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Tesla’s sales distribution model of selling cars directly through stores rather than through the traditional dealership model seems to be well seen in Texas; or at least well seen by business readers of the Austin Business Journal. A readers poll conducted by the Austin Business Journal shows that 86 percent of respondents favor direct-to-consumer sales […]

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