GM Backstabs Tesla Motors in Ohio as NJ Legislators Try To Kill Anti-Tesla Rules | Transport Evolved

GM Backstabs Tesla Motors in Ohio as NJ Legislators Try To Kill Anti-Tesla Rules; ; In Transport Evolved; 2014-03-13.

tl;dr

  • GM doesn’t want Tesla to sell directly to its customers, and it wrote to Ohio’s Senate asking it to help.
  • GM sent official written testimony to the Ohio State Senate Committee currently considering  Senate Bill 260, opposing outright the granting of any new dealer licenses to Tesla.

Mentions

  • New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Tesla
  • Auto Dealer Association
  • Ohio
    • Senate Bill 260
      • Section 4517.12(A) The registrar of motor vehicles shall deny the application of any person for a license as a motor vehicle dealer, motor vehicle leasing dealer, or motor vehicle auction owner and refuse to issue the license if the registrar finds that the applicant:
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        • Section 4517.12(A)(11) Is a manufacturer, or a parent company, subsidiary, or affiliated entity of a manufacturer, applying for a license to sell or lease new or used motor vehicles at retail. Nothing in division (A)(11) of this section shall prohibit a manufacturer from disposing of motor vehicles at wholesale at the termination of a consumer lease through a motor vehicle auction. Division (A)(11) of this section shall not serve as a basis for the termination, revocation, or nonrenewal of a license granted prior to the effective date of this amendment.
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