Tesla Motors wins a round against the auto dealers

Last month, auto dealer associations in New York and Massachusetts sued Tesla Motors, claiming the electric vehicle maker’s high-end stores violate state franchise laws.

CEO Elon Musk fired back against the dealers in a lengthy blog post: http://bit.ly/Rq6tij

Last week, a Massachusetts judge denied a request by dealers for a preliminary injunction against Tesla. Tesla has 22 stores nationwide, and the ruling allows Tesla to continue operating at the mall in Natick, Ma.  Automotive News has the full story: http://bit.ly/T9Xhi5

No legal action has been taken against Tesla in California.

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Dana Hull covers clean technology and energy policy for the San Jose Mercury News. She often writes about electric vehicles, the smart grid, the solar industry and California energy policy, from RPS goals to Gov. Jerry Brown's big dreams for distributed generation.