Michigan Bans Tesla Motors Sales
A new law has been signed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder restricting sales of vehicles made by the electric car maker Tesla Motors.
The legislation was signed Tuesday and is appreciated by automakers and dealerships that follow certain standards. Tesla said the "anti-competitive" bill would make it impossible to sell directly to Michigan consumers because it doesn't have a franchise.
Snyder said the law already made it illegal for automakers to sell directly to drivers. The change makes it possible for any manufacturer without a dealership to sell through other auto dealers.
Tesla fears it may not be able to open a viewing gallery in Michigan due to the new legislation.
Tesla is expected to build 100,000 vehicles by the end of 2015, an increase from the 35,000 in 2014.