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Mississippi lawmakers move to restrict electric car dealerships

Posted on AllSides March 2nd, 2023
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Electric car makers would be barred from opening new dealerships in the Mississippi unless they abide by the same rules as gas-powered car dealers, under a law passed in the state’s senate Thursday. Tesla only operates at one facility in the Magnolia State, but it is classified as a store, not a dealership. That allows the electric auto maker to sell directly to customers and not through a franchisee. No gas-powered manufacturer has the same status. Under the new bill, neither Tesla nor any other electric car maker could open...

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