Tesla vs. New York Car Dealers


Tesla’s plan to open more storefronts in New York will likely have to wait until 2018.

The company that manufactures electronic vehicles has been seeking the state Legislature’s approval to open 15 additional stores across the Empire State, including in Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse.

But the sponsor of a bill that would allow it to happen says it likely won’t get a vote before state lawmakers end their annual session at the Capitol on Wednesday.

“I would expect that it would be a conversation we have in the summer and fall, so I do not expect the bill to move this year,” said Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, D-Irondequoit, Monroe County.

“But it’s obviously an issue that’s important to a lot of people that are interested in zero-emissions automobiles and the method by which you buy them.”


Read the full article from USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/local/new-york/2017/06/15/tesla-ny-store-expansion-wont-happen-year/102893952/