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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Politics And Money Kept Tesla Out Of Texas

While Elon Musk and Tesla Motors have seemingly rolled from one easy victory to the next, there is one place the electric automaker was soundly trumped; Texas. Despite winning legislation in most other states, Tesla was sent packing when both bills it sponsored failed to even come up to vote. It’s the legacy of a deceased dealer lobbyist and the familiar story of money in politics.

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