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Michigan could ban direct Tesla sales next week

Tesla has another big hurdle to jump in its effort to sell directly to consumers, this time coming in the form of a bill that awaits the signature of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. House Bill 5606, which originally was focused on curtailing dealership fees, had an amendment added to it which precludes carmakers from direct sales in Michigan, effectively banning Tesla sales in the state. The bill was amended a day before the Michigan Senate voted and passed it almost unanimously, and Governor Snyder has until October 21st to sign it into law now that it’s made it through both parts of the state’s legislature.

This particular bill is important in both a practical and symbolic way because Michigan (specifically Detroit) is home to the “big…

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Source: theverge.com

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