Tesla is an American automotive company that designs, manufactures, and sells electric cars. With more than 100,000 cars on the road, the company employs over 15,000 people worldwide. The Tesla Factory has returned thousands of manufacturing jobs to America.
The Problem in Texas
For most industries, Texas is truly "Wide Open for Business". However, that is not the case for Tesla in Texas. There are outdated laws on the books in Texas that ban consumers from purchasing vehicles directly from our company. The current system prevents open competition and is perpetuated by car dealers who benefit from it.
What is direct sales?
The direct sales model means a consumer is free to purchase a product directly from the manufacturer (like buying an iPhone at the Apple Store). At Tesla, we believe the direct sales model promotes consumer choice, competition, and innovation. More importantly, direct sales allows consumers to bypass the "middle man", improving the car buying experience and lowering the cost of our cars by almost 10 percent on average.