The agreement — which the Journal said was reached by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Tesla, auto dealers, and "legislative leaders" — will require any new stores in the state be opened up under a "strengthened dealer franchise law."
But Tesla's existing stores would be grandfathered in and allowed to continue to operate. As a result of the deal, the Journal said legislators agreed to remove language from the bill that would have closed Tesla's stores.
Cuomo told the Journal the deal was a "win-win for consumers, for the franchised auto dealers, and manufacturers who play such a vital role in New York's economy, and for cutting-edge companies like Tesla."