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Fri Mar 14, 2014, 10:28 AM

Want to Buy a Tesla in New Jersey? 'Too Bad,' says Chris Christie

From Ring of Fire:

Tesla Motors Inc. is one of the automotive companies of the future. Developing electric vehicles and working to make the battery-powered car market viable, the company continues to innovate in all areas of production; this includes its distribution model. Chris Christie is in the process of blocking Tesla from selling in New Jersey because of the company’s method for sales.

Tesla is one of the darlings of entrepreneur and industry giant Elon Musk. Musk is also known for his other companies, PayPal, SpaceX, and SolarCity. He also introduced the concept of the Hyperloop* last year, aiming to revolutionize long-distance, high-speed transportation.

*If you don’t know about the Hyperloop, you should check it out. One word: awesome.

So what gives in Jersey with Tesla? Why wouldn’t the Republican Governor want such innovation and forward thinking in his state?

You can read the full article here at Ring of Fire.

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Fri Mar 14, 2014, 10:33 AM

1. what i don't understand is how they expect to keep him out.

ok, i get that they can ban direct sales, you have to go through a dealer.

so what? tesla spins off its showroom as an "independent dealer" and he's back in business with nary a hiccup.

the dealerships could be independently owned by musk, or his family or whatever. they could even have a 99-year exclusivity contract with tesla.

i don't see how christie and the existing dealer network can really stop this.

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Fri Mar 14, 2014, 10:45 AM

2. Lots of car dealerships in Jersey and most are repubs. He's taking care of his..typical..n/t

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