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: Torrance Woman Arrested In Mistaken ID Revenge Murder Of NorCal Rapper
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: Mother-Daughter Team Win Decade-Long Battle To Bring Sidewalks To San Bernardino County Community Of Muscoy
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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