TRENTON - (AP) - New Jerseyans might be allowed to buy electric cars directly from manufacturers.
A state Senate committee on Monday approved a bill that would reverse a decision by the state Motor Vehicle Commission that banned car manufacturers like Tesla Motors from selling to consumers in the state.
Last year's MVC rule required new-car dealers to have franchise agreements. Tesla sells directly to customers.
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The bill would permit companies like Tesla to sell directly from up to four locations and provide one servicing facility.
Environmental and business advocates support the measure.