By Jon LeSage Tesla saw two bills die in the Texas state legislature Monday, another defeat in its years-long campaign to sell cars directly to consumers.
The electric automaker had taken a broader approach this time with its proposed legislation allowing all types of vehicle manufacturers to engage in direct auto sales in that state.
Tesla had previously taken on two legislative battles that failed, which asked for the right to sell its cars directly to consumers. Franchised dealers have been battling to keep the electric carmaker out of Texas based on the franchise-dealer-only law also seen in several other states.
“Once again, the legislature failed
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