PALO ALTO (CBS/AP) — Tesla Motors has applied for licenses to sell and service its vehicles in Michigan.
The Palo Alto, California-based electric car maker submitted applications in November to Michigan’s Secretary of State office and recently submitted follow-up information.READ MORE: Missing Miami Woman Yennyfer Rodriguez Found
Secretary of state spokesman Fred Woodhams says the department is reviewing applications to sell new and used cars and a decision is expected “in the next month or two.”READ MORE: Confessed Parkland School Shooter Nikolas Cruz To Plead Guilty Wednesday To Massacre
Tesla says Monday it’s “committed to being able to serve its customers in Michigan and is working with the legislature to accomplish that.”
Gov. Rick Snyder in 2014 signed a law clarifying that automakers can only sell through franchised dealers.MORE NEWS: Arrest Affidavit: Accused Hollywood Cop Killer Jason Banegas Claims He Was Trying To Kill Himself In Struggle With Slain Officer Yandy Chirino
The move was criticized by Tesla, which sells directly to customers and says Michigan law is “very harmful to consumers.”