Tesla allowed to sell cars in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett has signed legislation allowing Tesla to open up to five factory stores across the state.

As you probably know, Tesla is having a hard time implementing its unique business model, which involves selling cars directly to consumers and thus bypassing the traditional dealer system. We’ve already told you about some of the battles that took place in New Jersey, Arizona, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Texas.

The Pennsylvania law applies to any electric vehicle maker and carries certain conditions, not the least of which are dealing exclusively its own cars and not holding a controlling interest in another make.

Senator John Rafferty introduced the bill in June, claiming GM’s Saturn was given a similar exemption back in 2000.

Tesla had already opened a store in King of Prussia in suburban Philadelphia, although Rafferty and state officials couldn’t explain how it had qualified for a license.

Source : philly.com

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