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At issue is whether the operation at 340 Greenwich Ave., which was closed in March, was simply a “gallery” or a sales office, as other car dealers have alleged.
“EPA now places some urgency on a matter that has not been the subject of urgency for decades,” Victor Cannistra says in a court affidavit, “and is making unreasonable demands to access our property.”
The number of electric vehicles on the road jumped to 36,854 in 2018, up from 24,551 in 2017.
Tesla has unsuccessfully tried to change Connecticut law on direct sales of automobiles by vehicle manufacturers.
The Port Chester company is hoping to benefit from Tesla's announcement of its highly-touted – yet still to be deployed – solar roof panel system.
The rooftop solar project is part of the company’s efforts to utilize 135 megawatts of alternative and renewable energy by 2020.
The Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds owns a small portion of Tesla, which has been trying to win state approval to sell its cars in Connecticut for the past several years.
Tesla operates galleries in states where it is prevented from bypassing dealership networks in favor of direct customer sales.
The Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, which owns a part of the automaker, maintains conflicts of interest among other concerns.
Elon Musk defends his company’s sales model, which bypasses the auto dealership network in favor of direct contact with potential buyers.
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