New Jersey Joins Arizona And Texas In Tesla Sales Ban

wochit business
March 15, 2014 AT 9:57 AM
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission met today to approve a new regulation banning Tesla from selling its Model S in the state. The ban will take effect on April 1. Two other states, Arizona and Texas, enforce similar rules that prevent auto manufacturers from making direct sales to consumers. Tesla had been in talks with New Jersey administration officials and the NJMVC over the rule change. On Monday, the NJMVC abruptly notified Tesla that it would meet to approve the rule change at a session today, bypassing a legislative process. The rule change means that Tesla will not be able to sell cars through its two stores in New Jersey after April 1.