SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The opening of a new Tesla Motors dealership in Salt Lake City is in doubt after lawmakers voted against revising a key state law.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1ESGrON ) that legislators voted down a House bill Monday that would have changed a law that requires car manufacturers to sell through third-party franchisees.
The defeated proposal would have created an “online dealer” classification to accommodate the electric vehicle company’s online sales model.
A dealership and showroom built in Salt Lake City was slated for a grand opening on March 6. That is on hold.
Tesla’s head of regulatory affairs told the Salt Lake Tribune that the defeated proposal “puts a damper” on its plans.
The company has faced similar problems in Arizona, Texas and Connecticut.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com
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