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New Jersey Governor Christie subversively attempts to shut down Tesla dealerships in the state


Tesla Blog post on subversive attempt by Auto Dealer Lobby and its puppets in the Christie administration to shut down Tesla operations in the state.

Unfortunately, Monday we received news that Governor Christie’s administration has gone back on its word to delay a proposed anti-Tesla regulation so that the matter could be handled through a fair process in the Legislature. The Administration has decided to go outside the legislative process by expediting a rule proposal that would completely change the law in New Jersey. This new rule, if adopted, would curtail Tesla’s sales operations and jeopardize our existing retail licenses in the state. Having previously issued two dealer licenses to Tesla, this regulation would be a complete reversal to the long standing position of NJMVC on Tesla’s stores. Indeed, the Administration and the NJMVC are thwarting the Legislature and going beyond their authority to implement the state’s laws at the behest of a special interest group looking to protect its monopoly at the expense of New Jersey consumers. This is an affront to the very concept of a free market.

That’s weird because Governor Christie and his administration has been so forthright up until now, especially on automotive related issues. If you want to send him a message, here’s your form.

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  1. Muscleweek - 9 years ago

    Politics as usual. Christie wants to legalize sports gambling. He’s a mob boss like Tony Soprano. He’ll be exposed soon enough.

  2. Jf - 9 years ago

    Time to shut down Christie in New Jersey.


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