- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Another hearing has been set by a state agency over whether Tesla Motors can open a second company-run dealership in Virginia.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://goo.gl/25hMOX ) that the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has scheduled a July 1 hearing.

The electric car maker opened a store in Northern Virginia in 2015 and is seeking to open a second Virginia dealership in Richmond.

But the politically powerful Virginia Automobile Dealers Association is opposing Tesla’s application, saying the company should not get a second exemption from state law prohibiting car manufacturers from owning dealerships.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com

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