Michigan Governor Signs Anti-Tesla Bill – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a measure Tuesday that blocks Tesla Motors Inc. from selling cars directly to consumers in the state, siding with auto dealers and General Motors Co. even after other Michigan manufacturers advocated for the Silicon Valley company.

The legislation, passed by Michigan lawmakers earlier this month, includes language in support of franchise laws that force auto makers to sell vehicles through the network of dealers rather than directly to buyers. Tesla has employed the direct-sales method to…

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