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Would-be shoppers check out the all-electric Tesla at the company's Scottsdale showroom where, under current law, they cannot actually buy the vehicle. Legislation approved Wednesday by a Senate panel would let the company sell directly to consumers in Arizona. (Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer)

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New legislation would let Tesla sell to Arizonans

Calling the approach and the product innovative, a Senate panel voted Wednesday to let Tesla Motors finally start selling their vehicles directly to Arizona consumers.