HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The majority leader of the Connecticut Senate says he’ll introduce legislation that would allow electric vehicle manufacturers, including Tesla Motors, to sell cars directly to consumers.
Democratic Sen. Bob Duff, from Norwalk, is scheduled to appear Tuesday at a news conference with Tesla representatives to discuss his bill.READ MORE: Vince Lago Wins Coral Gables Mayoral Race
Tesla officials said last year they planned to resume efforts to pass state legislation allowing them to open showrooms in Connecticut and sell vehicles directly to consumers. Tesla is currently only allowed to operate a service center in Milford.READ MORE: Florida House Could Open Door To Pre-Game Prayers
The Senate last year failed to take up a bill that would have allowed Tesla to open three retail stores. The same bill passed the House of Representatives by a wide margin.
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