Tesla Owners Helping Iowans Test-Drive Electric Cars

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URBANDALE, Iowa — This weekend, Des Moines area residents have the opportunity to test drive a car not available in the state.

Iowa is just one of a growing number of states where regulators have banned Tesla Motors from setting up dealerships and test drive events, citing laws that prohibit car-makers from selling directly to the public.

But a group of Tesla owners have found a way around the law and Minnesota owners are helping out.

“We just kind of felt, this isn’t fair. People, if they want to see a Tesla shouldn’t have to drive out of the state of Iowa to go see one,” says Tesla owner Joseph.

Anyone interested in seeing the cars and getting behind the wheel will have a chance Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hy-Vee in Urbandale.


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