Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, sits behind the drivers wheel of Tesla Motors Type S electric vehicle as drives up to a meeting in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Perry, the former and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, arrived at the meeting with statewide GOP lawmakers and officials across the street from the state Capitol. He is trying to persuade Tesla Motors, based in Palo Alto, to build a $5 billion battery plant in Texas. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Tesla gets reprieve under protectionist Indiana bill

Tesla sells cars directly to consumers, cutting out third-party auto dealerships and giving them a competitive advantage. A bill that prohibits direct car sales would have driven the company from doing business in the state.