As expected, Tesla will be fighting back against the recent ruling in New Jersey.
CEO and co-founder Elon Musk said Tesla will explore “judicial remedies” to restore its ability to sell vehicles directly to consumers in the state. In the meantime, the two Tesla-owned stores in New Jersey will become galleries, displaying Tesla vehicles and employees will be able to answer questions about them, but won’t be able to discuss pricing or complete a sale. Consumers will still be able to purchase a Tesla online from the company’s website.
The American automaker has called the decision “an affront to the very concept of a free market” and doesn’t plan on laying down without a fight. The company’s existing license will expire April 1 and after that date, the American electric automaker will no longer be able to sell any vehicles in New Jersey. Tesla reiterated that it had obtained those licenses properly and that they should not be taken away.
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[Source: Automotive News]
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