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From Electrek: Tesla faces a setback in Virginia, DMV sides with dealerships on direct sales

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    Earlier this yer, the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association (VADA) filed a lawsuit against Tesla and the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) commissioner, Richard D. Holcomb, to stop the automaker from opening a second store in the state. Tesla currently operates a store and service center in Vienna near Washington DC, but it was also planning to set up shop in Richmond.

    Now we learn that a hearing officer for the DMV sided with the dealerships and recommended to deny the automaker’s dealership license request and force them to do business in Richmond through local third-party dealers. more…

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    Guh. I hope we don't see Tesla cave in some areas and use 3rd party dealerships. I honestly think the Tesla model is way better for consumers.
     
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    So this means that the state has a set of guidelines to prove that third parties can sell an electric car?
     
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