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Tesla Motors applies to sell, service vehicles in Michigan


Tesla Motors has applied for licenses to sell and service its vehicles in Michigan.

The Detroit News reports the Palo Alto, California-based electric car maker submitted applications in November to Michigan's Secretary of State office and recently submitted follow-up information.

Secretary of state spokesman Fred Woodhams says the department is reviewing applications to sell new and used cars and a decision is expected "in the next month or two."

Under the classification, Woodhams says there must be a repair facility or agreement with a licensed repair facility.

The Associated Press sent a message seeking comment Monday from representatives of Tesla.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder in 2014 signed a law clarifying that automakers can only sell through franchised dealers.

The move was criticized by Tesla, which sells directly to customers.

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