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    Report: Yes, Virginia, Tesla may get a dealership in your state
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    It may not be "Mr. Musk Goes to Washington," but it's about as close has you can get. Tesla Motors has reached an agreement with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association that could get the electric-vehicle maker a couple of steps closer to opening ...

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    Report: Tesla weighs options to take dealer fight to the feds
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    It's one thing to try to cozy up to the federal government. It's another to mess with Texas. Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk is pondering the former after attempting to do the latter in an attempt to overturn the age-old laws banning automakers from operating their own car dealerships, Automotive ...

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    Report: Hawaii not enforcing EV charging station laws at big parking lots
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    When it comes to enforcing a Hawaii state law mandating operators of large parking lots to provide electric-vehicle charging stations, the Aloha spirit is a little too laid back for some plug-in advocates. Long considered a pioneer for widespread plug-in vehicle adoption, Hawaii's having trouble ...

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    Report: Dutch gas station owners sue EV charging providers over what defines 'fuel'
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    It's not all peaceful windmills and gorgeous tulips in the Netherlands. There's fighting on the plug-in vehicle front. Dutch gas-station owners are taking a less-then beatific-attitude to the country's recent agreement to expand its network of electric-vehicle charging stations. In short, they're ...

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    Report: Ford owners sue over MPG claims, 'under-performing' hybrids
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    A group of Ford hybrid owners in Pennsylvania aren't feeling too fraternal with the Blue Oval, suing the automaker for allegedly overstating fuel-economy figures, Bloomberg News reports. The claim, which was filed in a Philadelphia court, seeks at least $5 million in damages and calls the Fusion ...

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    Report: Fisker, A123 settlement reducing $140m in claims to $15m approved
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    Fisker Automotive and what was formerly A123 Systems have received approval of their settlement in which Fisker's claims against the bankrupt battery maker were reduced by 89 percent, Bloomberg News reports. Fisker's claims against what's now B456 Systems were reduced to $15 million from $140 ...

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    Report: Elon Musk: Tesla could go federal with franchise dealer fight
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    Mr. Musk Goes to Washington? Jimmy Stewart references aside, that's the approach Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk may take in his crusade to get factory-owned dealerships legalized. Musk tells Automotive News that he may go to Congress in an attempt to take on the country's auto-dealer groups in ...

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    Report: Tesla gains legal ground in New York dealer fight
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    Tesla Motors gained a legal victory in its continuing efforts to expand sales across the US now that New York Supreme Court Justice Raymond J. Elliott III decided that local dealers will not be allowed to cite the Franchised Dealer Act as a reason to sue competitors, Automotive News ...

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    Report: Colorado looking at plug-in-friendly rules for HOAs, parking lots
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    Colorado sealed one set of green credentials last month by legalizing non-medical marijuana use. Turns out, the Rocky Mountain State is not done making green the most appealing color. Colorado could attempt to goose plug-in vehicle sales by introducing legislation that would provide financial ...

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    Report: Li-ion battery makers accused of price-fixing in lawsuit
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    Hell hath no fury like a mobile-phone owner scorned. In this case, LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony are among lithium-ion battery makers that have been subject to at least 10 class-action lawsuits alleging that the manufacturers engaged in price-fixing practices to keep prices up, the New Jersey ...

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    Report: NADA asking to meet with Tesla over retail store legal questions
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    In this case, NADA certainly doesn't mean "nothing." The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), which represents 16,000 new-vehicle dealers, is looking to meet with executives at Tesla Motors over the company's decision to have only company-owned dealerships and no franchised sales, ...

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    Official: California lawyer pitches class-action services in wake of overturned Honda fuel-economy ruling
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    There is safety in numbers, and not the kind put out by the EPA. That's what one California-based attorney representing class-action claimants against General Motors and Hyundai is saying in the wake of Heather Peters' now-unsuccessful attempt to sue Honda over allegedly overstating fuel economy ...

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    Report: Class-action settlement over Honda Civic Hybrid mileage claims approved
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    A class-action lawsuit between American Honda Motor Co. and plaintiffs who claimed the Japanese automaker overstated fuel-economy figures on Honda Civic Hybrids has been approved by a San Diego Superior Court Judge. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the lawsuit involves about 460,000 ...

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    Official: Victorious Honda Civic Hybrid plaintiff delivers petition urging a better settlement
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    Heather Peters, who last week was awarded almost $10,000 in a California court in damages over claims that Honda falsely advertised the fuel economy of its Civic Hybrid, is delivering a petition to the 50 state attorneys general urging that class-action plaintiffs against the automaker bargain ...

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    Report: NHTSA sued over unintended acceleration probe of 2003 Toyota Prius
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was sued by an auto-safety firm over the federal regulator's probe into the possible case of unintended acceleration in a 2003 Toyota Prius, the New York Times said, citing legal documents filed by the firm. Massachusetts-based Safety ...

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    Report: Neil Young's company sued for $500,000 over LincVolt fire
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    Neil Young once wrote a song titled "Don't Let It Bring You Down," but this could do just that. A company founded by the Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer was sued for almost $500,000 for a San Francisco Bay Area garage fire allegedly caused by a classic Lincoln Continental that was (and still is) ...

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    REPORT: GM gets out from under its polluted sites scot-free
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    Next in the line of those clamoring for attention and payouts from Motors Liquidation Co., the company that was given all of GM's unwanted assets, are the environmental and economic redevelopment departments of state governments. General Motors was able to exit bankruptcy without responsibility ...

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