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Ohio Attempting To Stop Tesla From Selling Cars, Again 387

cartechboy writes "Man the automotive dealer associations don't like Tesla. Remember that time the Ohio dealers attempted to block Tesla from selling its electric cars in in the Buckeye State. Now, it's happening again. The car dealers are once again pushing legislation that would keep Tesla from selling cars in Ohio. Senate Bill 260 would prohibit the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles from issuing car-dealer licenses to auto manufacturers. Since Tesla owns and operates its own network of 'dealerships' (aka galleries), this would make it so the automaker couldn't acquire a car-dealer license. Section 11 of the bill lists 'a manufacturer... applying for license to sell or lease new motor vehicles at retail' as one of the types of organization ineligible for a dealership license. On top of all this, the language isn't on the Senate floor as a standalone bill. No, it's inserted as an amendment to Senate Bill 137 which is an unrelated bill requiring Ohio drivers to move to the left while passing roadside maintenance vehicles. Is this yet another slimy tactic to try and undercut the new kid on the block?"
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Ohio Attempting To Stop Tesla From Selling Cars, Again

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  • by HornWumpus ( 783565 ) on Wednesday February 12, 2014 @03:17PM (#46231121)

    You don't know many new car buyers.

    Around here (N Cal) apartment parking lots are full of brand new cars. Buying a new car that costs your entire yearly take home is common.

    It's all about status symbols. You can get a fairly reliable old Honda for well under 5K$.

    There is no group with a lower aggregate IQ then new car buyers. Not even 'audiophiles'.

  • by Sponge Bath ( 413667 ) on Wednesday February 12, 2014 @03:31PM (#46231291)

    The GOP has been fractured by a bunch of progressive lefts that pretend to be conservative. (Boehner, etc).

    Uh huh. No TRUE Republican does the things Republicans are currently doing. The only possible explanation is Republicans are really progressives. Thanks for clearing that up.

Make it myself? But I'm a physical organic chemist!