Tesla recently applied for a “Class A” dealership licence in Michigan, meaning it could sell and service vehicles through the conventional business model, The Detroit News reports.
Secretary of State spokesman Fred Woodham said the department is reviewing the applications and a decision is expected “in the next month or two.”
Tesla has confirmed the request, saying it is intended to confirm that the 2014 law bars its direct sales methodology. Additional details could come on February 10th when Tesla is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter and 2015 earnings.
According to the company, more than 400 customers in Michigan had to visit another state or even Ontario to either purchase their new Tesla or take delivery of the car after buying it online.