Governor Christie’s administration last night decided to side with the Car Dealers Association in blocking manufacturers from selling their cars directly to consumers in the State of New Jersey. There is exactly one company doing this: Tesla.
It is important to note, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk does above, that over 90% of the public is in favor of letting companies sell direct to consumers. Tesla is an American company, employing american workers producing revolutionary, clean electric cars yet New Jersey is disallowing it to sell its cars in the state solely based on political contributions of the Car Dealer lobbies.
As Musk notes above, it is a perversion of Democracy, pure and simple.
North Carolina and Texas already have blocked Tesla. New Jersey will next week. On the docket Ohio and New York are coming for another round.