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Rather than get booted out of Ohio, Tesla signs away expansion rights to keep 3 dealerships open


From the AP:

The agreement with the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association was negotiated on Tuesday and approved by a Senate panel.

The bill allows Tesla to keep its existing stores in the Columbus and Cincinnati areas, and allows a third to open in Cleveland. It prohibits the company from opening any other stores.

The bill allows no other automaker to operate manufacturer-owned stores in the state.

Tesla, fresh off of getting booted from New Jersey, must have thought its chances were pretty good of getting booted from Ohio. The company comprised with legislation which will allow it to keep its Columbus and Cincinnati stores open as well as continue to open a planned store in Cleveland. After that, Tesla must cease opening stores in the state and no other manufacturers may open storefronts in the state.


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