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‘Tesla Tourism’ bill in California fell through in favor of something completely unrelated

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    Earlier this year, we reported on a new bill proposed by Tesla and sponsored by Sen. Bob Wieckowski, whose district is home to Tesla’s Fremont factory, to eliminate the sales tax on new cars manufactured in California for out-of-state buyers. Tesla’s goal was to create a program, which has been referred to as ‘Tesla Tourism’, like several luxury car brands in Europe offer, which is to pick up your new car at their factory and make an event out of it – it can include a factory tour and a road-trip across Europe.

    Despite having virtually no cost for the state since it would eliminate sales tax on sales that are currently not happening, the bill faced opposition from legislators suggesting it only aims at offering tax breaks to rich people able to afford luxury vehicles.

    Now we learn that the initiative has been dropped from the bill in favor of something completely unrelated. more…

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