Friday, February 26, 2016

Tesla Can Sell to Hoosiers (for now)

 Legislation sponsored by Representative Kevin Mahan, pushed by General Motors, has failed to shut down Tesla at the Fashion Mall in Indianapolis (e-mail from Tesla below). Tesla has spent over 42 million in Indiana in manufacturing purchases and plans on opening a 26,000 square foot service station, hiring 12 people, unlike Mahan who is a shill for big tobacco and established business interests.

Representative Kevin Mahan is one of the more vile politicians in the state of Indiana. Instead of embracing Tesla, he his busy getting himself interviewed on "Comcast Newsmakers" for his attempts thwart small-businesses of Indiana as well as start-ups like Tesla.

Rep. Mahan failed, which is good for all of us living in Indiana. With Tesla set to release a $35,000 electric car, having easy access to it in the state of Indiana is important for those who want to move away from fossil fuel.

E-mail from Tesla:
Tesla Enthusiasts and Supporters:

Thank you for your support this week in making your voices heard about HB 1254. The bill’s provision that would have closed down Tesla’s Indiana operations was removed and instead the issue will be sent to summer study by the Senate's Commerce and Technology committee. As a result, Tesla's store in the Fashion Mall at Keystone will remain open indefinitely. Test drives and the opportunity to purchase will continue to be made available to Indiana customers and we will continue to do everything we can to provide the best possible service.

We will continue to keep you apprised of updates and progress. We have avoided being closed out of Indiana thanks in large part to you!

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