Fun stuff from the AP:
Electric-car company Tesla Motors has filed notice it intends to go to court to appeal New Jersey’s ruling that would stop it from selling its vehicles in the state within two weeks. The notice was filed last week to the state appellate division.
Palo Alto, Calif.-based Tesla says it was unfairly targeted last month when the state Motor Vehicle Commission amended its regulations.
The regulations require new-car dealers to have franchise agreements before they can be licensed. That prohibits companies from using direct-sales models as Tesla does.
Tesla says pressure from a state auto dealers’ association prompted the Motor Vehicle Commission’s recent action. Tesla just got a 2 week reprieve after the state banned Tesla at the behest of the Auto Dealers association. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie blamed others in his administration for the ban after CEO Elon Musk penned an open letter to the people of the state of New Jersey.
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