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Tesla Applies For Dealership License In Michigan. This Ought To Be Interesting

Tesla Applies For Dealership License In Michigan. This Ought To Be Interesting

For years, Tesla Motors has fought to undo, overturn, and slip through loopholes in state franchise laws that prevent automakers from selling vehicles directly to consumers. But now, in an interesting twist, Tesla has begun applying for a dealership license -- in the state of Michigan, no less... read more

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In Michigan, Bill To Ban Tesla Sales Heads To Governor's Desk: Will He Sign It?

In Michigan, a recently passed bill could prevent Tesla Motors from selling its electric vehicles directly to consumers. Tesla says that the hastily approved legislation... read more October 16, 2014 by


 
BMW's 'Don't Text and Drive' ad

Another Study Confirms That Parents Use Cell Phones While Driving

We tend to think that adults are smarter than children. Over the years, they may have become less inquisitive and more hesitant, but still, all that life experience ought to... read more May 1, 2014 by


 
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The Rebirth Of An Auto Industry: Is Detroit Poised To Lead In Next-Gen Transportation?

Earlier today, we discussed Ford and General Motors' impending withdrawal from Australia and the likelihood that Toyota will follow suit. All in all, the forecast looks... read more December 12, 2013 by


 
Memorial to motorcycle accident victim, Augusta Township, Michigan (photo by Dwight Burdette)

Motorcycle Helmet Law Repeal Could Cost Michigan Taxpayers Money

On April 12, 2012, Michigan's longstanding helmet law went down in flames. Many motorcyclists were happy to see it go, but others might not be singing the same tune, since... read more June 3, 2013 by 3


 
Michigan state capitol, Lansing (photo by Brian Charles Watson)

Michigan Mulls Law To Allow Self-Driving Cars

First, there was Nevada. Then, California and Florida. Now, according to Detroit News, Michigan is considering legislation that would allow autonomous vehicles on the state's... read more February 19, 2013 by 0


 
car crash at intersection after running red light

What Can Europe Teach The U.S. About Reducing Traffic Fatalities?

When it comes to traffic fatalities, there's good news and bad news: Good news: the U.S. fatality rate has reached an all-time low. Bad news: according to the National... read more January 24, 2013 by 2


 
2011 Cadillac CTS

Groupon Groupies: $199 Gets $500 Off A GM Vehicle (In One Michigan Town)

Who doesn’t love a good deal? Every family head worth his or her coupon clippings knows that Groupon is often a bargain. You just need to need the item. And a new GM... read more July 14, 2011 by 0


 
2011 GMC Acadia Denali

Report: GMC Acadia May Be Axed

The GMC Acadia holds a vicarious position within GM, being targeted at SUV buyers but sharing a more car-like crossover platform with two other models in the... read more February 15, 2011 by 6


 
Justin Kurtz, sued by T&J Towing for defamation on Facebook [via Mark Bugnaski, Kalamazoo Gazette]

Towing Company Learns About Barbra Streisand The Hard Way

Earlier this year, Justin Kurtz's car was towed. No big deal, right? Happens every day. Only problem is, T&J Towing of Kalamazoo, Michigan may have tampered with the car... read more May 26, 2010 by 1


 
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Louisiana, Michigan Found Most Expensive For Auto Insurance

Louisiana has the highest average auto-insurance rates in the U.S. With an average annual premium of about $2,511, the bayou state beats second-place Michigan by more than... read more April 12, 2010 by 5


 
Cash for Clunkers banner with Mercury Sable, Albany, New York

Clunkers Results: CA, DC See Most Benefit; LA, MI See Least

Drivers in California and Washington, D.C. realized the most benefit from last summer's Cash-for-Clunkers program, using federal incentives to purchase vehicles that averaged... read more December 14, 2009 by 1


 
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Ford Focuses On The Focus To Meet Clunker Trade-In Boom

The Ford Focus has been extremely popular with Cash-for-Clunkers buyers. With an MSRP starting just above $15,000 and an EPA-rated fuel economy of 24/33 mpg -- not to mention... read more August 13, 2009 by 1


 
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Michigan Dealers Bandy Bumping Blue Laws

Blue laws are most commonly used to regulate alcohol sales, but in 13 states, they also ban the selling of automobiles on Sunday. Now, dealers in one of those states --... read more August 3, 2009 by 0


 
2011 Chevrolet Viva, to be sold in South America as Chevrolet Agile

First Sketches: 2011 Chevrolet Viva, or Agile, formerly Aveo

We've known for a while that the Chevrolet Aveo would be replaced by the 2011 Chevrolet Viva, which will be sold in Asia, Europe, and North and South America, courtesy of... read more July 28, 2009 by 3


 
2011 Chevrolet Viva

GM Picks Michigan Plant Off Closure List; 2011 Chevrolet Viva Heading There?

The smallest Chevy, the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo, is a Korean design that's built in that country and exported to the United States. But now it looks like the Aveo's replacement... read more June 26, 2009 by 2


 

 
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