Technology Tesla settlement reportedly lets it sell and service cars in Michigan

16:50  22 january  2020
16:50  22 january  2020 Source:   engadget.com

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Tesla hasn't been allowed to sell or service its vehicles in Michigan , so customers had to travel elsewhere for both. Assuming the agreement is finalized, Michigan Tesla buyers can take delivery at home but will have to title their new cars in a different state or Canada and then transfer the title to

Tesla settlement reportedly lets it sell and service cars in Michigan .

Michigan residents can now have Tesla vehicles delivered in their home state, according to AP, Bloomberg and other sources. The automaker and the state have reportedly reached a settlement that would end the former's lawsuit challenging Michigan's ban on direct-to-consumer auto sales. Tesla filed the lawsuit back in 2016 after years of trying to change the state legislation, which only allows automakers to sell vehicles through franchised dealerships.

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While neither party has yet to confirm anything, Tesla chief Elon Musk responded with an enthusiastic "Yay!" to The Detroit News' report about the development.

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Tesla has been in a legal battle with the state of Michigan over direct sales and service for four years now, but it has reportedly come to a A change to the law in 2014 prohibited direct sales from automakers, which is blocking Tesla from obtaining a dealership license and selling cars in the state.

A new legal settlement in Michigan will allow Tesla to sell and service its eletric vehicls in Michigan , where previously owners had to go to Ohio. The reason several states refuse to let Tesla sell directly is mostly due to out-of-date laws and the franchise auto dealerships knowing they’ll lose money if

Based on information from the publications, Tesla will now be allowed to deliver vehicles in Michigan through a subsidiary -- buyers will no longer have to pick up their orders in another state. There's just a small catch: the vehicles will be titled outside the state, though customers can transfer the title to Michigan.

Customers will no longer have to go to elsewhere to have their vehicles serviced, though, now that the company can open service centers in their state. In addition, Tesla's sales reps can now assist with sales at its gallery locations. At the moment, employees at the gallery it operates in a Detroit shopping mall can't talk about vehicle prices and lease terms. Both parties are expected to announce the deal sometime today, so we'll find out for sure if those terms are true soon enough.

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