Tesla's CEO: Texas electric car sales 'life or death' for company
By Andy Giegerich
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
Elon Musk implored Texas lawmakers to pass a measure that could drive more EV sales in the Lone Star State.
House Bill 3351, filed by State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, proposes that manufacturers and distributors of only electric-powered or all battery-powered motor vehicles are able to sell directly to customers and not through dealerships, as currently mandated by Texas law.
“For us this is life or death,” Musk told the House Committee on Business and Industry. “If we can’t go direct, we will not be able to sell cars.”
For more on Musk's support, visit the Houston Business Journal.
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