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New Jersey Removes Legal Impediment To Direct Tesla Sales

As reported by The Verge, the rule-makers of New Jersey have relented, and will now allow a slightly freer market for cars.

Almost exactly one year after it was banned from selling its cars directly in New Jersey, Tesla will be back in business in the Garden State. Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill this afternoon that reversed last year’s ban. The new legislation comes with some limits. Tesla can only open a total of four direct sale dealerships and has to operate at least one service center. But it’s a major win following a heated war of words that saw Tesla CEO Elon Musk compare local dealers to a mafia protection racket subverting the democratic process.


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