Tesla would be able to quadruple its New York network of stores under a bill introduced in Albany, the company said Monday.
The bill, introduced by Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle (D-Rochester), would allow the electric car maker to expand to 20 stores from its current roster of five, it said.
A Tesla executive said, “We plan to invest further in sales infrastructure in New York State.”
Tesla’s stores are now in the metro New York City area and on Long Island. The new locations would include stores in the Albany and Buffalo areas, the company said.
The state legislature, under pressure from a politically powerful car dealership group, passed a law in 2014 that limited Tesla’s in-state footprint to five stores.
Tesla is hoping the bill gets passed before the June 21 end of the legislative calendar.
The bill comes as Tesla plans to introduce its Everyman Car, the $35,000 Model 3, which will be rolled out in July, although the company has not yet revealed the exact date.