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Electric car boutique draws curious shoppers and legal challenges

A single sleek and all-electric sports sedan is turning heads in the Tesla Gallery at the Natick Mall, and not all of the attention is from admiring shoppers.

The Tesla Motors boutique and a soon-to-open sales office nearby are the subjects of two lawsuits by the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association challenging the legality of the upstart automaker’s direct approach to selling its pricy, battery-driven cars.

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