Tesla Motors reached out to its newsletter subscribers this morning to inform them that "Tesla is under attack in New Jersey!"
In an apparent reversal of its word, Governor Christie's administration failed to delay a proposed anti-Tesla regulation so the issue could be dealt with in the state legislature. Tesla alleges that the decision to expedite Rule Proposal PRN 2013-138 is a failure on the Administration's part to stand up for New Jersey consumers. Instead, in collusion with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, Tesla says the administration is "thwarting the legislature at the behest of a special interest group looking to protect its monopoly at the expense of New Jersey Consumers."
Rule Proposal PRN 2013-138 would impose restrictions on Tesla’s sales operations, jeopardizing their existing retail licenses in the state. In a worst case scenario as a result of the proposal, Tesla could be forced to cease all operations in New Jersey as early as this afternoon.
The company implores its New Jersey advocates to show support by contacting the Governor or local State Legislator to let them know that they want Tesla to stay and grow in New Jersey. The company also asks that advocates attend the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s meeting to help defeat this regulation on Tuesday, March 11th at 2pm, at New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission 225 East State Street Trenton, NJ 08608.
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