Mississippi Bill Guides EV Sales

It will be interesting to see how this works. Will startups jump to working with franchise dealers or just put their stores near state borders? What’s the first thing you see on the way out of a dry county? Ok, yes, a firework store, but after that…
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Mississippi Bill Guides EV Sales

Gov. Tate Reeves of Mississippi has signed a bill requiring EV manufacturers open franchise dealerships if they want to sell to customers in person. A pro at dotting the "i"s, the Gov. signed the bill despite calls from fellow Republicans to veto the measure.

"Over 200 small businesses in communities across our state are seeking assurance that big manufacturers can't just destroy their business. That's fair!" Reeves said. He acknowledged that innovation is inevitable but is committed to finding a long-term solution as the market changes. 

An opponent to the bill said the state cannot afford to lose, and anybody who refuses to innovate will lose out.

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