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Tesla vs New Jersey

Posted by Industry News on Mar 12, 2014
New Jersey became the latest to say no to Tesla selling its cars directly to the public. On Tuesday, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission on behalf of auto dealers changed a rule to require a franchise license to sell new cars in the state. This is a problem for Tesla as its strategy is to sell cars through company owned stores. Governor Chris Christie’s office insists that the new rule does not represent a change in policy, but “cleans up regulatory language” to ban direct sales. Read more here.