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Texas Won’t Let You Buy Patriotic Tesla Model 3 — Crony Capitalism Beats Energy Independence?

Tesla is prohibited by law from selling its cars directly to customers in Texas. Those who want one of the US manufacturer’s high-tech electric cars can buy one online, but then have to pick it up in some other state and drive it home to the Lone Star state.

Tesla has been trying to get the Texas legislature to change the law for years without success. Now, lawmakers in Texas have once again told Tesla to go pound sand.

Virginia Automobile Dealers Association Suing Tesla & Virginia DMV Over Claimed Collusion

Originally published on EV Obsession. The battle between Tesla Motors and various auto-dealer associations around the country keeps grinding on, with things looking unlikely to resolve completely anytime soon. That said, things have been getting downright strange in some instances…. Case in point: the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association has apparently … [continued]