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March 31, 2015 > Ga. House approves bill expanding Tesla sales locations

Ga. House approves bill expanding Tesla sales locations

By AP Wire Service

ATLANTA (AP), Lawmakers have approved a bill expanding the number of locations where electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla can sell directly to Georgians.

The bill's sponsor Rep. Chuck Martin, an Alpharetta Republican, says the legislation is a compromise between Tesla and traditional franchise auto dealers in Georgia. It was approved Friday by House members, 170-3.

The Georgia Automobile Dealers Association has challenged Tesla's presence in the state before an administrative judge. That complaint is pending.

Under the bill, Tesla could have five locations in Georgia. The manufacturer has service locations in Marietta and Decatur and a showroom at an Atlanta mall.

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