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Auto retailers, makers call on Tesla to apply for franchise

From left to right: GM Vice President of Government Relations Christopher Grimaldi, Alliance of Auto Manufacturers Vice President of State Affairs Landon Fulmer, CARA board member Ken Crowley, CARA President James Fleming, CARA board member Jeff Aiosa, CARA board member Jonathan Larabee, CARA board member Tamara Jackson.

Car manufacturers and Connecticut auto retailers pushed back at a bill that would allow electric car makers like Tesla to sell cars in the state without opening a franchise. The bill is being put forward again after being considered last year and dying as the legislative session expired. Continue Reading →

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Duff reintroduces legislation to allow direct sale of electric cars

Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, introduced legislation to allow electric car companies like Tesla to sell vehicles directly to consumers in Connecticut.

After the Senate failed to consider House-backed legislation last session, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, has introduced a bill to allow electric car manufacturers to sell vehicles directly to consumers in Connecticut. The bill has been opposed by car dealers in the state. Continue Reading →

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CT to make a start on electric vehicle incentives

Charging an electric vehicle.

In the face of tight state finances, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is about to unveil financial incentives for electric vehicle purchases and leases using money from outside the state budget. Malloy will announce that $1 million from the Northeast Utilities/NSTAR merger settlement fund will be used to help jump-start a sluggish EV market in Connecticut. Continue Reading →

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Electric vehicle use creeps along; proponents urge a bigger push

A Tesla at a charging station in Greenwich.

With only 1,300 plug-in electric vehicles in the state, there’s growing sentiment that Connecticut hasn’t done enough to encourage their purchase, and that added incentives are needed to get more of them on the road. Continue Reading →

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