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A dealer trainer tried to buy a car; he now calls car dealers 'clueless'

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In an ongoing battle with Tesla Motors, state auto dealer associations have continually touted the superiority of the traditional franchised dealer model. While surveys have shown that many car buyers are frustrated with the process, dealers claim Tesla's direct sales model does not benefit customers.

Toyota Prius Prime buyers misled by dealers; more education needed

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If, that is, Toyota's own dealers prove willing to sell it—or even find out that it exists. sales Plug-In Hybrids dealers plug-in cars dealershipsThe Toyota Prius Prime is a far better car than its plug-in hybrid predecessor, and it seems likely to become one of the higher-volume plug-in electric cars on the U.S. market.

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This Boston dealer is excited about the electric-car future

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A major challenge for electric-car advocates is finding enthusiastic dealers who are willing to put in the effort to explain and promote them. sales dealers Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships Massachusetts

Electric-car shopping far too hard; dealers, carmakers can improve, says report

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Greater electric-car adoption requires both dealers and carmakers to be strongly committed to selling plug-in vehicles. sales dealers plug-in cars dealershipsYears of anecdotal evidence from shoppers shows such commitments are often lacking—and that has now been confirmed in a wide-reaching report issued by the Sierra Club.

Most Car Dealers Are Lousy At Selling Electric Cars: Here's Why

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But more often that not, the dealers that actually sell the majority of electric cars aren't so interested. Over the past few years, buyers have grumbled about the experience at traditional dealers that sell electric cars. sales dealers The New York Times plug-in cars dealerships

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Small-town Indiana Chevy dealer is big on electric cars

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It's often said that franchised auto dealers are one of the bigger impediments to sales of plug-in electric cars. dealers Chevy Volt Dealership plug-in cars IndianaCommissioned salespeople whose pay rises as they sell more.

High-Volume Chevy Volt Dealer: How To Sell Successfully, Lessons Learned

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sales Canada dealers Chevy Volt Dealership plug-in carsPlug-in electric vehicle pioneers perennially proclaim that the electric driving experience is as pleasant as the dealership experience isn't. Tesla stores excepted, of course.)

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The Videos Car Dealers Hate: Is It 'Haggling' Or 'Negotiating'?

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Since 2010, those lobbyists have been altering state laws originally designed to protect franchised dealers from direct retail

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Tesla Owners Take Protest To Michigan; Dealer-Backed State Ban Targeted

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Tesla Motors' direct sales business model has met considerable opposition from auto-dealer associations in several states. Yet while Tesla has its detractors, often found among lobbyists for auto dealers, it also. Green Michigan Politics Tesla Motors dealers plug-in cars sales state laws

You Shouldn't Want To Buy A Kia Soul EV, Says Kia Dealer

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Green Dealership New car sales dealers plug-in cars sales It''s often said that one of the bigger impediments to sales of electric cars is car dealerships. Rarely, however, is this kind of.

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VW dealers settle too; average payout almost $2 million each

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franchised dealers over the diesel-emissions scandal has been approved by a federal judge. First announced last August, the settlement calls for VW dealers to compensated for the alleged loss in value of their franchises related to fallout from the scandal. Dealers initially considered launching a.

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Multi-brand electric-car dealer to open in Canada after Iceland test

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With the notable exception of Tesla Motors' company-owned stores, electric cars must compete against internal-combustion models for space and attention on dealer lots. Canada dealers plug-in cars dealershipsBut what if a dealership sold only electric cars, covering multiple brands?

Electric Car Buyers Slam Dealer Experience; Dealers Don't Like 'Em Either

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Electric-car buyers'' disapproval of the dealership is well documented, as is dealer impatience with the education and added time supposedly required to sell newfangled plug-in cars. The latest evidence of this buyer-dealer

Virginia dealers double down on Tesla attack, demand probe of sales

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Tesla Motors continues to battle Virginia car dealers over the opening of a second company-owned retail store in the Old Dominion State. Politics dealers Tesla Motors Dealership plug-in cars state laws Virginia

FTC Calls Michigan's Tesla Ban 'Protectionism' For Dealers

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Politics sales dealers Michigan Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships state lawsTesla Motors has had varied success in its efforts to fight state laws making its direct online-sales model illegal. Let's just say that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission doesn't think much of.

Tesla Store Helpful, Enthusiastic; One Chevy Volt Dealer, Not So Much

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Now, one reporter tested the thesis for himself, by visiting both his local Tesla store--to inquire about the Model S electric luxury sedan--and his local Chevrolet dealer, to ask about the Volt range-extended electric car. Politics sales dealers Chevy Volt Tesla Motors New car sales Dealership plug-in cars state laws

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Rewarding Dealers Who Sell Electric Cars: Connecticut Takes The Lead

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Incentives for buyers are a great way to boost electric-car sales, but what about incentives for the dealers that actually sell them the cars?

Tesla can no longer sell cars in Missouri stores; dealer lobby lauds victory

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Politics dealers Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships Missouri state lawsJust as the new year began, Tesla was dealt a fresh setback in its campaign to make its electric cars directly available to customers throughout the U.S. In an August court case, Cole County Circuit Court.

Car Dealers: Innocent, Delicate, Fragile Blossoms, Apparently

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You might be less likely to think of it as the headline of an article about the hurt feelings of car dealers. DON''T MISS: The Videos Car Dealers Hate: Is It ''Haggling'' Or ''Negotiating''? "We''re not gonna take it any more!" If you''re of a certain age, that line likely brings back memories of a 30-year-old Twisted Sister song.

'Numerous' Advantages To Laws Mandating Car Dealers, Tesla 'Inconvenient': NADA Chairman

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Count on the car-dealer lobbyists of America to keep fighting the good fight on behalf of the state franchise laws that protect their members' businesses by making it illegal for you to buy a car directly from a carmaker. Green NADA Politics Tesla Motors dealers dealerships state laws

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Car dealer tries to install solar, town-owned utility limits power it can generate

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But car dealer Bariel Ford just happened to be located in a town that owns its own utility. dealers energy policy electric utilities dealerships renewable energy solarIt should have been fairly straightforward. Install some solar panels on the roof of a building, cut carbon emissions, and perhaps save some money on electricity bills.

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Ohio Dealers Renew Assault Against Tesla Motors Sales

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The legislative battle that pits Ohio car dealers against Tesla Motors and its company-owned stores continues. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the car dealers are once again pushing legislation that would keep Tesla from selling cars in the Buckeye State.

California Car Dealers Slam Tesla For Website Pricing Tricks

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State and national auto-dealer groups have been battling Tesla Motors for four years now. In Tesla''s home state of

Not All Car Dealers Hate Tesla's Online Sales; Large Chains Back It, Bank Says

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Tesla Motors' business model of selling cars directly to customers without franchised dealers has earned it the ire of many a car-sales mogul. Viewing Tesla's online sales as a threat to their franchise model, quite a few state auto-dealer associations have undertaken campaigns against the carmaker.

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Iowa Dealers Shut Down Tesla Test Drives As Rep Humiliates Them

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Sometimes you almost have to feel sorry for car dealers--or, more specifically, their ineptness at the public-relations end of their fight against electric-car maker Tesla Motors and its direct Internet sales to car buyers.

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BMW's Toughest Task: Training Car Dealers On i3 Electric Car

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MORE: Many Car Dealers Don''t Want Early adopters, ecology-minded citizens and, increasingly, drivers who want very low running costs are now buying plug-in electric cars. That much we know.

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First Eight CA Dealers Announced For 2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car

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With the 2016 Toyota Mirai set to go on sale this October, Toyota has now announced the first eight dealers that will be selling its first production hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. Green California Dealership dealers hydrogen hydrogen fuel cellFour are in Northern California, four in the southern part of the state. through 2017.

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Many Car Dealers Don't Want To Sell Electric Cars: Here's Why

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MORE: Why Some Dealers Are Inept At Selling Plug-In Electric Cars Hundreds of cases have been reported of customers

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Half of car buyers hate haggling, but Lexus dealers resist fixed prices

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It's a move that may be viewed favorably by consumers, but it's already meeting resistance from Lexus dealers. car buying dealers Pricing no-haggle pricingLexus is about one month away from launching a test of no-haggle pricing at dealerships, which it hopes will entice more buyers.

Dealers save $500 for car buyers, lobby group claims; 'false,' says Politifact

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Tesla Motors' direct-sales model for electric cars has rankled franchised auto dealers. Dealer associations have attempted to block Tesla direct sales in multiple states, and have undertaken public-relations campaigns extolling the virtues of the franchise model. dealers New car sales dealerships Texas

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Dear Tesla: Car And Driver's Hilarious Take On Why Car Dealers Are Awesome

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Fast forward to the ongoing state-by-state battles between Tesla Motors and lobbyists for state and national car-dealer interests, who are trying to get franchise laws modified. Green Dealership NADA New car sales Politics Tesla Motors dealers sales state laws Ah, satire.

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Dealer Chains May Still Hate Tesla, But Now They're Learning From It

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Auto-dealer groups are fighting Tesla Motors'' direct-sales model in a state-by-state battle, fostering legislation to outlaw the electric-car maker''s company-owned stores, and claiming they''re bad for consumers. However, that doesn''t mean these dealers aren''t also learning from Tesla.

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Dealer brings 'forbidden fruit' used electric cars to Boulder, Colorado

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Used-car dealers carefully watch auctions to find cars in less demand elsewhere that they can sell locally for more money. Now, a used-car dealer in Boulder, Colorado, has made. Some markets are stronger than others for certain types of cars. incentives Used Cars tax credit plug-in cars state laws

The other VW diesel victims: dealers take woes to Wolfsburg

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dealers TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandalIn the ongoing Volkswagen diesel scandal, the most obvious victims are the owners of the nearly 600,000 VW, Audi, and Porsche vehicles found to have illegal "defeat device" software.

Tesla Faces Off Against Car Dealers In Another State: Ohio

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Once more into the fray: Another state''s car dealers are pushing for legislation to ban Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to buyers. This time it''s Ohio. And legislators have unexpectedly moved up a hearing on the new law to today, according to a letter from Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]. The hearing takes place early this

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Tesla Wins Dealer Battle In MA: Direct Sales, Stores Are Legal

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In the state-by-state war between Tesla Motors and car-dealer associations, the electric-car maker has now added another victory to its tally. Massachusetts'' highest court ruled this week that the state dealer association does not have standing to sue Tesla for operating one of its company-owned stores there.

FTC Comes Out In Favor Of Tesla Direct Sales, Against Dealer-Backed Bans

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The ongoing fight between Tesla Motors and car dealers across the country has spilled from the headlines into the legal system, but so far, the outcome is far from certain. Or is there some state interest in forcing Tesla into the dealer franchise model America''s major carmakers use

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Dealer recruitment on agenda for SsangYong

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SsangYong is focusing on expanding its dealer network, and has appointed Steve Prew to lead the way with the recruitment campaign.

Auto Dealers' Fight Against Tesla Stores: Elon Musk Weighs In

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Tesla Motors is facing a formidable opponent it may not have sufficiently appreciated: the auto dealers of America, and their state associations. Tesla, you may remember, is selling its electric cars online, not through franchised, independently owned dealers, and delivering them directly to buyers from the factory.

Audi tells its dealers to get with the (electric-car) program

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As many electric-car buyers will tell you, franchised auto dealers can pose a large and tedious impediment to actually buying the plug-in car you want. dealers e-Tron Audi e-tron plug-in cars dealershipsNow Audi has told its.