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As a consumer, you are a stakeholder. See also the Introduction to this series, Part One, and Part Two, and Part Three. It has been suggested by both sides of Tesla’s challenge against the automotive franchising system that you, as a consumer, are being manipulated. But who, some have also asked, is the one doing […]

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As a consumer, you are a stakeholder. See also the Introduction and Part One. This is Part Two on what consumers stand to gain or lose. A Better Way? Tesla’s no-haggle, fixed price sales model has been seen as liberating, saving buyers the stress of negotiating lowest prices. Presented as a peoples’ choice by those […]

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It’s been said “you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar,” and could a new take on that in Texas be Tesla can catch more legislators’ ears with a Gigafactory? That possibility was one angle discussed in a piece by the San Antonio Express-News which confirmed the city is one of the potential candidates […]

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As of this year’s first six months, California-based Tesla Motors’ Model S is the third best-selling luxury model in the Golden State. According to the California New Car Dealers Association, the electric car maker sold 4,714 examples of its all-electric luxury sedan through June compared to the second-place BMW 5-Series with 6,077 sold and the […]

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As we learned speaking to the president of the Texas Auto Dealers Association (TADA) on May 20, news now making the rounds that Tesla lost its legislation battle over its maverick retail model was practically a foregone conclusion. All along Tesla’s chances, we were told and as the old saying goes, as good as a […]

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As Tesla waits to see whether its advocacy in Texas opens the way to operate as it does in other states, Elon Musk is holding out the idea of spending vast sums and creating thousands of jobs in the state. On Tuesday, the company’s co-founder and CEO spoke before a House committee asking for a […]

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Tesla has fought numerous battles against auto dealer associations as it defends its retail store model, and most recently, a pointed internal e-mail aimed at issues deep in the heart of Texas written by CEO Elon Musk was leaked. Tomorrow Musk plans to attend a Texas House committee meeting to support Tesla-backed legislation that could […]

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