What It Takes To Buy A Tesla Model S In Texas

Elon Musk is on a very-public crusade to challenge the established car dealership lobby, and while he has had some success at the state level he has also lost in one of America’s largest car markets; Texas. A recent report highlights just how many hoops you have to jump through if you want to buy a Tesla Model S in the Lone Star State.

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Tesla Could Take Dealership Fight To D.C.

Auto dealerships have been longstanding powerhouses in state capitals across the nation, but the tides may be turning thanks to Tesla. But the progress to establish company-owned Tesla stores may not be going fast for Elon Musk, who is considering a national-level debate about how “free” the free-market for cars really is.

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Tesla Motors Petition Exceeds 100,000 Signatures

The fireworks have faded and the beer cans are being cleaned up after another Independance Day in America. For Tesla Motors July 4th was especially liberating, with the petition to allow the electric automaker to sell its cars directly to consumers crossing the important 100,000 signature mark. Now the ball is in Obama’s court; will the administration respond?

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Petition To Protect Tesla Motors From Distribution Ban Started

A petition was started on the Whitehouse.gov website to allow Tesla Motors to sell their own cars directly to their customers in all 50 states of America. If you think Tesla should be able to sell its cars directly to customers, you should sign this petition.

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Texas Car Dealer Argues For Tesla’s Direct Sales Model

You would think that states would welcome a new car company and the jobs it brings with open arms. But well-established car dealership lobbying groups have been fighting to keep Tesla’s direct sales model out of their states, including Texas. But one former Texas car dealer took to the pages of his local newspaper to argue that Tesla should be allowed to sell their cars directly to customers.

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Tesla Not Allowed To Sell Its Own Cars In Virginia

So far Tesla has won lawsuits in several states giving it the right to sell its cars directly to customers, and it is pursuing the cause in other states as well. But Virginia recently slapped down Tesla’s attempt to sell its electric Model S directly to customers. Can Tesla overcome this setback?

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Bill To Ban Tesla Dealerships Struck Down

A group of automobile dealers represented by the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association tried to block Tesla Motors from opening dealerships, and lost.

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Judge Sides With Tesla In Dealership Lawsuit, Foes Vow To Fight On

Innovation often has many detractors, and Tesla Motors has had plenty of detractors. But at least for now, Tesla has scored a key victory in the state of Massachusetts. A Bay State judge has dismissed a request by a dealership association to close a Tesla Motors “dealership” in the city of Boston.

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