I have been a long time fan of Tesla and wrote about how they are redefining and industry in 2012 and their petition to sell direct to consumer in 2013. Not only have they been selling electric cars when many said they could not mass produce viable electric cars that consumers would want, they also changed the model and sell direct to consumers. Obviously whenever there is a major change in an industry it can upset a few, particularly car dealerships in the case of direct sales, not to mention the car companies that Tesla surpassed with their award winning Model S. Now in 2014 after Tesla has been selling direct to the consumer in their own stores, and has sold direct to consumer in New Jersey.
New Jersey Proposal
Now it appears that New Jersey governor Chris Christie has decided to back a proposal that keeps Tesla from selling direct to consumers and must sell through dealers. According to the CNN article (Tesla lashes out at Chris Christie) “..the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission is considering a proposal at a meeting in Trenton on Tuesday that would block automakers from selling to consumers.” Read the entire article which speaks to the battle between Tesla and the New Jersey legislature.