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Tesla Fights State Franchise Laws in Utah Supreme Court

Utah continues to be a battleground in the state-by-state war between Tesla Motors and state auto-dealer groups. Franchised dealers in multiple states have worked to block Tesla electric-car sales, because they view the company’s practice of selling cars directly to customers as a threat to their business model. At the same time, Tesla has fought back against state sales bans,

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PSA Group Acquires Autobutler

PSA Group’s acquisition of repair price comparison website Autobutler will see its own network of franchised dealers in the UK directly compete on the service with independents for repair work. PSA has acquired a controlling stake in Autobutler but said it will remain as an “independent business”. Customers can use Autobutler for free to post their servicing job to the

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CHINA Car Sales Look Shiny, on the Surface

China’s car market grew at its fastest pace in six months in June, driven by a tax break—but the rise was padded by a weak year-earlier comparison, and dealer-inventory data paints a gloomier picture. Foreign and domestic auto makers shipped 1.78 million cars—sedans, sport-utility-vehicles and minivans—to dealers last month, 18% more than year earlier, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers

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