TribLIVE

| Business


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Tesla wins approval of Pa. Assembly

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

By Bloomberg News
Thursday, July 3, 2014, 10:30 p.m.
 

Tesla Motors Inc., which has battled American auto dealer groups over its direct sales of electric cars through company-owned stores, was approved by lawmakers in Pennsylvania to expand retail operations in the commonwealth.

The state House on Wednesday passed legislation, approved by the Senate last week, that lets the Palo Alto, Calif.-based carmaker increase the number of stores in Pennsylvania and add more service centers, the company said in an emailed statement.

The legislation, which allows as many as five stores in the state, must be signed by Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, to become law.

“We hope the process in Pennsylvania serves as an example for how productive cooperation can lead to a win for all parties involved, dealers and legislators included,” Diarmuid O'Connell, Tesla's vice president for business development, said in the statement.

Unlike previous fights, the Pennsylvania deal arose from cooperation with an industry group, the Pennsylvania Automotive Association, he said.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Business Headlines

  1. S&P 500 logs 47th record high close for year
  2. Lower gasoline prices fail to spur consumer spending
  3. Retailers that won’t open on Thanksgiving hope move pays off
  4. Federal agency checking whether Highmark has enough doctors in Medicare plan
  5. Oil, gas industry tries to keep talent in pipeline
  6. Household debt on the rise after 5-year decline
  7. Butler County firm Deep Well Services tackles tough gas wells
  8. Westinghouse to construct colossal nuke plant in Turkey
  9. Housing prices nudge upward as more homes on market
  10. Google applies tech to medical device
  11. In ‘StockCity,’ real investing like game
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.