From Tesla’s own Elon Musk on their website today:
On Tuesday, under pressure from the New Jersey auto dealer lobby to protect its monopoly, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, composed of political appointees of the Governor, ended your right to purchase vehicles at a manufacturer store within the state. Governor Christie had promised that this would be put to a vote of the elected state legislature, which is the appropriate way to change the law. When it became apparent to the auto dealer lobby that this approach would not succeed, they cut a backroom deal with the Governor to circumvent the legislative process and pass a regulation that is fundamentally contrary to the intent of the law.
Well written. This seems like some of the scummiest back door dealing I’ve seen in quite some time. Best question for anyone who tries to argue this story to you: Why can I go into an Apple Store and buy an iPad, but I can’t go into a Tesla Store and buy a Tesla?
Seems simple enough.