25 Feb '15, 5am

Texas Lawmakers Make Second Attempt To Legalize Tesla Sales

Texas Lawmakers Make Second Attempt To Legalize Tesla Sales

Texas lawmakers are debating a set of bills that would allow Tesla to sell its electric vehicles directly to Texans. The proposal has been sent to state legislators under two different bills. Reps. Eddie Rodriguez, Jodie Laubenberg, Rod Simmons and Tan Parker co-authored House Bill 1653. Sen. Kelly Hancock sponsored a second and identical proposition, State Bill 639. If the bills pass, car manufacturers will be able to receive a dealer’s license and sell vehicles directly to customers, but there are a few caveats. First, the carmaker must have never sold vehicles in Texas before using a franchise dealership. In addition, the law only allows the manufacturer to open up to 12 stores in the state. “Free market principles are the foundation of our strong Texas economy,” said Sen. Hancock. The bill “helps sustain a competitive marketplace and gives consumers more choices.” The ...

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