Bill planned to allow Tesla stores in Wisconsin
Would allow electric car companies to sell direct
MADISON, Wis. — State lawmakers plan to introduce a bill later this week that would allow Tesla to sell electric cars in Wisconsin.
Rep. Rob Brooks, R-Saukville, and Sen. Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield, plan to hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon about a bill that would allow manufacturers of solely electric vehicles to sell directly to consumers.
According to a summary of the bill, current law does not allow a motor vehicle manufacturer to operate a vehicle dealership.
The bill would allow only manufacturers of electric cars to sell directly to consumers.
Electric car maker Tesla currently sells directly to consumers in 26 states , including Illinois and Minnesota.
Residents of Wisconsin could go online to order and purchase a Tesla, but state laws prohibit the manufacturer from operating or controlling a dealership.
Tesla does have one “supercharger” location in Madison for car owners to charge their vehicles.
The company’s website says they’re planning a second location in Madison in the future.
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