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Tesla stands to be the only automaker allowed to sell direct-to-the consumer in Indiana if the state’s legislature approves an amendment that would exempt the company from a ban on the practice.
The house bill 1592 was approved 9-1 in the Roads and Transportation committee and will now bill considered by the house.
State Rep. Ed Soliday said of the bill:
“It’s very clear – it’s not ambiguous – no auto manufacturer may sell directly to the public. Then, we grandfathered in Tesla and any manufacturers of motor vehicles that registered before July 1st, 2015. We don’t think there are any other (manufacturers) out there, but this makes certain that we are only allowing this kind of sales with people that have demonstrated consumer service and accountability.”
A video of the introduction and passing of the amendment is below.