Tesla stores in the state of Ohio are safe… for now.
An Ohio Senate committee has approved a bill barring automakers from selling directly to consumers, with the exception that Tesla be allowed to operate a maximum of three stores in the state. It was a compromise between the American automaker and the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association, said Senator Scott Oelslager, the committee chairman.
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Ohio became the latest state to battle against Tesla’s selling model and the company currently operates two stores, one in Columbus and one in Cincinnati. A third one is planned and will be safe so long as Tesla doesn’t sell the company and continues exclusively producing all-electric vehicles. The legislation will now move to the full Ohio Senate for consideration.
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[Source: Automotive News]
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