Typical Tesla Store

Typical Tesla Store

Note The Use Of The Word

Note The Use Of The Word "Galleries." That Implies That Tesla Can't Actually Sell Its EVs There

Automotive News is reporting that "A bill that would have allowed electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc. to sell cars at its factory-owned showrooms in Arizona appears to be dead in the state’s Senate."

All hope is not lost though as Tesla Motors vowed to "continue re-engaging the Legislature next year on the matter," according to Automotive News.

The pro-Tesla bill didn't make it to the floor for voting this time around, but Tesla will continue to pursue this matter next year when Senate is back in session.

Tesla offered a response, which Automotive News describes as a "blistering statement."  In part, the statement accuses the dealers association of resorting to "aggressive and draconian tactics."

Here more from that Tesla statement:

"Eventually, as a result of the dealer led attacks, the bill ran out of time in a legislative session that was dominated by budget wrangling and subsequently cut short.  Tesla is grateful for the organic support we encountered within the Arizona legislature and the broad outpouring of support we received from the citizens of Arizona. We look forward to re-engaging next year."

Source: Automotive News