Tesla is currently once again in another battle for the right to sell its electric vehicles directly to Connecticut customers without having to go through third-party franchise dealers. Earlier this year, a new bill (HB 7097) was introduced in Connecticut to allow the direct sale of electric vehicles in theRead More →

Chinese industry associations are very much asleep. Created to advise government agencies, they often act more like bureaucrats than advocates for members. But the China Automobile Dealers Association broke the mold. This month, the group successfully negotiated a dispute between Audi and its dealers that threatened to escalate into all-outRead More →

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has agreed to buy the Barnett Bicycle Institute – the 30-year-old professional mechanics school – from its founder, John Barnett. As service becomes increasingly important to retailers, the purchase will allow the association to provide its members with training and certificationRead More →

Memorable Acura Models From The Past Appear In New Ad Campaign With Mariano Rivera The new “Legends” campaign for New York Acura dealers continues a partnership that provided $ 800,000 to the legendary pitcher’s charity. NEW YORK, (September 23, 2013) – Mariano Rivera has been a loyal Acura owner sinceRead More →

Tesla Motors is no stranger to resistance from state dealer associations, which oppose the electric carmaker’s approach to factory outlets. The best-documented standoff has been between Tesla and the Massachusetts Dealer Association, but legal or legislative battles are unfolding in several states. The latest state dealer association the company facesRead More →