22 Apr '13, 5pm

Poll from @MyABJ shows overwhelming public support for Tesla selling cars directly to consumers in Texas #TeslaTX

Poll from @MyABJ shows overwhelming public support for Tesla selling cars directly to consumers in Texas #TeslaTX

AUSTIN, Texas-- A new readers poll conducted by the Austin Business Journal shows that 86 percent of respondents favor direct-to-consumer sales of electric cars, answering yes to the question “Tesla wants to sell electric cars directly to consumers. Should it be allowed to bypass Texas dealership regulations?” Of the participants in the poll, only 12 percent favored current franchise dealership regulations, and two percent said they were unsure of their position. “This survey confirms that Texans, who take pride in their free enterprise philosophy, do not believe that there should be an arbitrary exception in the automotive marketplace. For the Auto Dealer Association to claim that restricting competition is in the best interests of the public is wrong and defies obvious common sense,” said Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors. “We hope that legislators will consi...

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