Gov. Perry: Time to ‘Revisit’ Texas Laws Restricting Tesla Motors

Gov. Perry: Time to 'Revisit' Texas Laws Restricting Tesla Motors

by Kristin Tate

Electric car company Tesla Motors is looking to bring its new $5 billion factory–and 6,500 job opportunities–to Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, or Nevada, according to local media reports. Texas Governor Rick Perry said that it’s time to revisit the Lone Star State’s current ban on direct car sales, in order to attract Tesla to the state, according to a recent interview on the Fox Business Network.

Perry said, “We live in a different world than we did 30 years ago, 10 years ago. I think it’s time for Texas to have an open conversation about this. […] The cachet of being able to say we put that manufacturing facility in your state is hard to pass up.”

Perry pointed out that Tesla’s system direct car sales, which cut car dealerships out of the equation, “makes sense” in today’s economy. He said, “I think there is going to be a major effort in the state of Texas and the people of Texas will decide. I think the pros will outweigh the cons.” Continue reading here.

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/03/26/Gov-Perry-Time-to-Revisit-Current-Texas-Laws-Restricting-Tesla-Motors

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