Tesla’s Texas dealership outlook looks bright, but despite a good review by a hearing officer in Virginia, someone high up is against the company.
We posted recently about Tesla’s Texas dealership battle and the fact that the huge majority of Texans support Tesla’s right to sell directly to customers (note that the poll was conducted in Austin).
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted yesterday: “Texas House Committee just voted 80% pro direct car sales.”
Here’s the tweet:
Elon also tweeted at right about the same time that it had lost a similar battle in Virginia… but this was after getting a positive review from the VA Hearing Officer reviewing Tesla’s case.
A tweet stating, “VA DMV Commissioner Donley overrules own Hearing Officer stating Tesla store in public interest,” quickly followed one stating, “Not all good news. Virginia DMV Commissioner just denied Tesla a dealer license, despite Hearing Officer being in favor.”
Here are the tweets, the second of which includes a picture of the initial review from the Hearing Officer:
Not all good news. Virginia DMV Commissioner just denied Tesla a dealer license, despite Hearing Officer being in favor.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 23, 2013
Maybe because of the Texas result, maybe because of a stream of positive stories from Tesla, maybe from other matters altogether, Tesla’s stock recently hit a record high. We’ve got a post on that coming soon.
Oh yeah, Elon also hinted at a potentially big announcement coming tomorrow, April 26, that he says Model S owners will like:
Announcement of new @TeslaMotors strategy tomorrow. Tesla owners will like this.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2013
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