PALO ALTO (CBS/AP) — Tesla Motors has applied for licenses to sell and service its vehicles in Michigan.

The Palo Alto, California-based electric car maker submitted applications in November to Michigan’s Secretary of State office and recently submitted follow-up information.

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Secretary of state spokesman Fred Woodhams says the department is reviewing applications to sell new and used cars and a decision is expected “in the next month or two.”

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Tesla says Monday it’s “committed to being able to serve its customers in Michigan and is working with the legislature to accomplish that.”

Gov. Rick Snyder in 2014 signed a law clarifying that automakers can only sell through franchised dealers.

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The move was criticized by Tesla, which sells directly to customers and says Michigan law is “very harmful to consumers.”