23 May '15, 2pm

Tesla Loses A Second Time In Texas

A twin set of bills that would have allowed Tesla Motors to sell vehicles in Texas have expired. Two years ago, a pro-Tesla bill was sent to Texas legislators that would permit the electric carmaker to sell directly to consumers. But the bill never received committee approval and expired at the end of the legislative session. Now, this second set of bills have perished the same way. Under House Bill 1653 and State Bill 639 (both with identical wording), Tesla would have been able to open up to 12 retail locations within the state. Other carmakers could have also sold directly to customers, provided they had never sold vehicles in Texas through a franchise dealership. These bills were introduced to the Texas Legislature earlier this year, and in March, the house bill was sent to a committee. No further actions were taken on either, leaving both pending until they expired th...

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