Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) may open first dealership store in Virginia

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) may be opening its first dealership store in the state of Virginia. Virginia and Tesla Motors got into a legal battle last year over whether the electric vehicle company was able to sell its Model S sedan directly to the public.

Virginia rejected Tesla’s bid to be able to sell cars in the state. This is why Tesla filed a lawsuit against the state. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association ended up striking a deal with Tesla Motors and will allow the electric vehicle company to sell in just one store in the state.

?We are encouraged by the settlement and look forward to seeking a license to open a store and an associated service facility in Northern Virginia,? said Tesla Motors at the time of that decision.

It sounds like Tesla Motors may be opening the store Tysons Corner, near Washington D.C. According to The Washington Post, the Georgelas Group submitted zoning plans to Fairfax County to redevelop a warehouse at 8500 Tyco Road into a ?vehicle sales, rental, and ancillary service establishment.? The Washington Post has not scheduled a hearing on the proposal yet.