ATLANTA — A subcommittee of the House Motor Vehicles Committee voted March 4 to table House Bill 393, which would have allowed Tesla to continue selling its electric vehicles directly to Georgia’s residents. The state’s dealers were behind the move to freeze the bill, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Georgia law typically prohibits manufacturers from selling directly to consumers, except for up to 150 customer-made vehicles annually. Tesla sold nearly 500 cars in the state last year, mostly via online orders, which it says should not be included in the 150-vehicle cap. Dealers claim Tesla is violating state law by selling outside of the dealer system.

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