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April 17, 2017      1:43 PM

Updated: Texas Auto dealers and manufacturers trade barbs with Tesla over direct sales legislation

The legislation would “undermine long-standing business investments” the groups said; Tesla says “This is a free market, economic progress and consumer choice issue”

In what could be a significant move, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Texas Automobile Dealers Association on Monday issued a joint statement opposing direct sales of automobiles from manufacturer to consumer.

The legislation, which would of course benefit Tesla, would “undermine long-standing business investments” in this state, the groups said.

By Scott Braddock

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