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Michigan auto dealers are trying to block startup electric carmakers such as Rivian Automotive Inc.

and Lucid Motors Inc. from following in Tesla Inc.’s footsteps by selling vehicles directly to consumers and servicing them in the state.

A bill introduced in the Michigan Legislature last week would block any manufacturer other than Tesla from selling cars to customers without a dealer as an intermediary and from owning and operating service and repair facilities. It could come up for a vote as soon as Tuesday, according to a Rivian official.



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Rivian And Just About Any Other Startup Face Uphill Battle In Protectionist Michigan

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