State law will interfere with direct sales of Tesla cars

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A funny thing happened on the way to Tesla building its massive car plant in Austin, Texas—a plant that should be finished by the end of 2021.

Thanks to a state law, Texas residents won’t be able to buy the cars directly from the plant. Instead, the cars will have to be shipped out of state before they can be sold to any purchaser in Texas according to Business Insider.

That means Oklahomans will probably get a first chance to buy the Tesla cars before Texans.

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  • State laws mean Texas-made Teslas must be shipped to other states before residents can buy them.
  • Texas lawmakers decided to not pass legislation allowing carmakers to sell directly to customers.
  • Tesla is building a factory in Austin, which is set to be up and running later this year.
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Tesla will have to ship its electric vehicles made in Texas to other states before selling them to Texans due to state laws, The Drive first reported.

Elon Musk’s carmaker is building a factory in Austin, Texas, which it expects to be finished by the end of 2021. But the firm won’t be able to directly sell to residents in the state.

Texas state laws ban car companies from directly selling to customers. Instead, the companies must sell their vehicles to independently owned car-dealerships, which then sell to customers.