24th August 2013
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Wheelies: The Dealer’s Dilemma Edition

Tesla Motors A Tesla Motors store in Scottsdale, Ariz. In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web: • Dealer associations around the United States have lodged formal protests against Tesla Motors, claiming the company has violated state laws barring manufacturers from operating dealerships. Tesla has opened stores in 10 states as well as in the District of Columbia, without the involvement of franchisees. Some dealers fear the Tesla retail model, if successful, could set ...
22nd July 2013
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Wheelies: The Fantasy Electric Truck Edition

Jack Plunkett/Associated Press Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, who made an appearance in Austin, Texas last month, was back this week to ply state lawmakers. In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web: • He just won a legal battle waged by New York car dealers, but Elon Musk still has his sights set on Texas, where he is trying to prepare the way for dealer-free Tesla to be able to sell more electric ...
21st July 2013
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Wheelies: The Eastbound Edition

Carlos Barria/ReutersVolvo and its parent, Geely, are expected to announce a joint partnership in March. Above, Stefan Jacoby, the Volvo president and chief executive, introducing the Concept Universe sedan at the Shanghai auto show last April. In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web: • Volvo is expected next month to announce a joint partnership with its owner, the Chinese manufacturer Geely, to build cars for the Chinese market. Though Geely holds a majority ...
10th June 2013
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Wheelies: The Flying Car Edition

Wheelies: The Flying Car Edition

Courtesy of Terrafugia The Terrafugia TF-X is still in the early planning phase. In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web: • Have you ever wished you could just fly over traffic like Doc Brown at the end of “Back to the Future?” Massachusetts-based Terrafugia says it will have a flying plug-in hybrid car on the market by 2015 or 2016. The company’s name is Italian for “escape the land,” and its car, the ...