Tesla CEO pushes Texas to allow direct-to-consumer car sales

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By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, April 10 (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk is pushing to change Texas law to allow his electric car company to sell directly to consumers, and he took his fight to the state Capitol on Wednesday. Texas law prevents Tesla from selling its cars directly to the public - as it does in other states - because it does not have a relationship with a franchised dealer. In Texas, new vehicles are generally required ...

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