Tesla’s direct sales hopes dashed in Texas

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Tesla Motors goes the direct sales route, which involves it selling its cars directly to consumers rather than dealerships selling them. This is said to be necessary, according to Tesla, for a variety of reasons including proper consumer education on what the maker’s cars are all about. It has encountered a lot of opposition from the industry for this, however, and in many instances has had to undergo legal battles to continue with its direct sales efforts. Texas, again, has proven most difficult.

Texas has not thus far proven successful for Tesla, which most recently had backed a pair of bills that would have given it the freedom to skip dealerships and sell its cars directly to buyers. Unfortunately, however, neither of those bills have made it to voting, and today marks the end of their bid.

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