23 Apr '13, 2pm

Tesla: Poll Proves Public Support of Direct Sales of Electric Cars

Tesla: Poll Proves Public Support of Direct Sales of Electric Cars

Tesla Motors is now in an outright dogfight with the Automobile Dealers Association. The A.D.A. maintains that it must hold the power over the venue of car sales, while Tesla says it has the best model for handling sales and service of electric cars . The company is now lobbying in Texas for a law granting a limited exemption for direct car sales. To bolster its case, Tesla is pointing to a poll on the Austin Business Journal website showing strong support for the exemption—86 percent are in support with 1773 votes cast. In a press release issued yesterday , Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said the survey confirms that Texans want to preserve free enterprise. “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,” he wrote. “We hope that legislators will consider the overwhelmi...

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