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Duff renews push to let Tesla sell cars directly to Connecticut consumers

Sen. Bob Duff with Rep. Antonio Guerrera (left) and Jim Chen of Tesla Motors (right) (Christine Stuart photo)

Sen. Bob Duff with Rep. Antonio Guerrera (left) and Jim Chen of Tesla Motors (right) (Christine Stuart photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – With Tesla Motors in mind, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff renewed a push for legislation that would allow electric vehicle makers open up to three retail locations in Connecticut.

Currently, Connecticut law requires that any new vehicle be sold to a consumer by a dealer franchise that is not owned by the manufacturer. Each dealer location must be at least 14 miles away from another dealership selling the same brand.

“The world is changing and Connecticut needs to change with it as well,” Duff said Tuesday at a press conference in his office.

The bill Duff introduced Tuesday is the exact same bill as last year. That bill passed the House 116-32, but failed to get called for a vote in the Senate before the General Assembly adjourned.

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