05.22
2015
by Autoblog Staff | Auto Blog | 05-22-2015

"I can appreciate Tesla wanting to sell cars, but I think it would have been wiser if Mr. Tesla had sat down with the car dealers first," she said. It is possible to own a Tesla in Texas, but it's not easy to do.

05.04
2015
by By David Saleh Rauf | San Antonio Express-News | 05-04-2015

“It’s fair to say that Tesla is dead in committee for this session,” said state Rep. Roland Guitterez, a San Antonio Democrat who serves as the committee’s vice chair and opposes the bill. “If there was a willingness to move Tesla, I think we would have taken the vote already.”

04.23
2015
by Carrol Smith is owner of Monument Chevrolet in Pasadena | Houston BizBlog | 04-23-2015

Contrary to many claims, dealers are absolutely welcome to sell Tesla cars. The truth is, franchised dealers sell more electric vehicles that Tesla ever has. Taking into account the drop in Tesla sales from 2013 to 2014, Tesla would benefit under the franchise system.

04.20
2015
by PHIL KERPEN | National Review | 04-20-2015

Every time a Tesla is sold, we witness a transfer of wealth to a rich hobbyist (most Teslas are their owners’ third or fourth car), while average Americans are on the hook for at least $30,000 in federal and state subsidies. Tesla is more a regulatory arbitrageur than an auto manufacturer.
 

03.24
2015
by HOLMAN W. JENKINS, JR. | Wall Street Journal | 03-24-2015

Elon Musk has proved that a market exists for electric cars, despite their many inconveniences, especially if they come wrapped in taxpayer subsidies. He hasn’t proved he can make a profit.

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