Apparently Tesla has come to agreement with DMV in Virginia..?

Apparently Tesla has come to agreement with DMV in Virginia..?

Just got this email:


The Commissioner is pleased that Tesla, the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association (VADA), and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), through counsel, came to an agreement and avoided litigation regarding the operation of a Tesla dealership in Virginia. After the initial ruling, the parties to the hearing before DMV engaged in discussions and, after consideration of those discussions and additional information presented, the Commissioner could determine that Tesla may own a Tesla dealership in Northern Virginia. To operate as a dealer, Tesla must meet the statutory requirements applicable to dealers and obtain a license from the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board.

Thank you,

Andrew Owens
Legal Services Analyst
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
2300 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220-0999
Office: (804) 474-2238
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GeekEV | October 2, 2013

Awesome! That's great news.

Brian H | October 2, 2013

I wonder what called the VADA vampires off. | October 2, 2013

Damn good news!

With the Richmond area supercharger going forward and operating as a dealer allowed, it's really positive for Tesla.

With 5 of the 10 wealthiest counties in the US (according to Forbes) here in Northern VA, it's a good market for them.