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Electric-vehicle makers envision their own dealerships throughout New York

June 8, 2021 – In the future, New Yorkers may all be driving electric vehicles, but – based on the state’s current laws – it’s not clear where those cars will be purchased, as manufacturers are essentially prohibited from selling directly to consumers and the companies want to avoid using the existing network of dealerships.

James Chen, vice president of public policy and chief regulatory counsel at the manufacturer Rivian, makes the case for opening up New York’s marketplace.

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