Can we do some brainstorming on the use of the Texas 152.090 sales tax exemption? I've seen it mentioned on this forum. There's some anececdotal evidence that it may not work. And there's speculation that the lawyer that will do the registration for you in Harris County may be using this statute to successfully get public and private exemptions using this. No one is talking though. Here it is: ============= (a) In this section, "hydrogen-powered motor vehicle" means a vehicle that meets the Phase II standards established by the California Air Resources Board as of September 1, 2007, for an ultra low-emission vehicle II or stricter Phase II emission standards established by that board and: (1) is hydrogen power capable and has a fuel economy rating of at least 45 miles per gallon; or (2) is fully hydrogen-powered. ============= So how could we shoehorn a Tesla in there. I thought maybe something about the hydrocarbons in the LiOn battery, but that probably won't go (at least it starts with hydro) Then I thought: Isn't any car that is driven by an electric motor technically hydrogen power capable? After reading a lot of articles about the difference between EV and hydro, they basically say that they're both electric vehicles with one powered by a battery and the other by hydrogen cells. So, although you can't run a Tesla from the factory on hydrogen, you could probably convert it to hydro if you really really wanted to. And, if you could convert it to hydro if you wanted to, doesn't that make it hydrogen power capable? Let's see if we can come up with a really good argument that someone could present with a straight face without too much effort.