ALBANY, N.Y. — Tesla officials traveling across New York this week with a new Model 3 car will argue for a larger presence in the state.

The electric vehicle maker is making stops starting in Albany on Monday as it seeks legislation that would lift the cap on the number of Tesla stores in New York.

The company is having difficulty adding more stores in New York because of state law requiring car sales go through auto dealers.

Tesla will make stops Tuesday through Thursday in Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo. Local elected officials are scheduled to speak at the event.

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