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Tesla Motors staying in New York

Tesla Motors is staying in New York.

The automaker reached a deal with the State's Automobile Dealers Association after a battle over Tesla's direct sales model.
The association had been pushing to shut down Tesla's five stores in the New York City area.

The group doesn't like the fact that Tesla doesn't use independently-owned dealers to sell its cars.

Tesla has argued it needs "direct sales" so its employees can explain why its 69-thousand-dollar electric car is worth the price tag.

As part of the agreement, any new Tesla stores will be allowed only through dealerships.