Georgia auto dealers tussle with Tesla

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 31, 2014

Georgia automobile dealers are riled up about an electric car manufacturer’s plans to sell direct to customers here, plans that include a showroom in greater Decatur.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that California-based Tesla Motors plans to open up shop in greater Decatur on Nov. 4. The company also plans a store in Lenox Square mall in Buckhead. To read that story, click here.

But the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association has filed a petition with the state Office of Administrative Hearings arguing that the company’s plans violate the law, according to WABE. The law stipulates that cars must be sold through franchise dealerships. To read that story, click here.

The 18,000 square foot greater Decatur store will be located at 1580 Church Street, the Business Chronicle reports. The pricing starts at about $70,000, according to WABE.

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