New Jersey has announced Telsa will not be able to distribute its cars with out dealers.
Tesla Motors, which has been fighting state-by-state to be able to sell its electric cars directly to the public, just lost big in New Jersey.
The state today decided to approve a new regulation that require all new car dealers to obtain a franchise agreement in order to receive a state license, the Associated Press is reporting. In essence, it’s saying that you can’t buy a new car without a middleman in the state. Tesla had two dealer license issued to it.
Tesla has been fighting to sell its cars using its direct-sales model in the other states as well, such as Texas, where it lost. In New Jersey, the California-based company says it thought it had an agreement with Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.
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