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Tesla Wins First Round in Fight with GM

Bill forcing Tesla to use dealers tabled until summer.

by on Feb.26, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk won the first battle with General Motors in Indiana about franchise dealer laws.

Round one of the fight between Tesla and General Motors over the EV maker’s ability to sell cars in Indiana without a dealer network has gone to Elon Musk.

Indiana lawmakers essentially tabled a bill put forth by State Representative Kevin Mahan that would have required Tesla to establish franchised dealers. GM helped Mahan craft the bill.

The Last Word!

However, a state Senate committee voted to send the bill to a “summer study” session, which put it on ice, allowing Tesla to carry on business as usual. (more…)