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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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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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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