Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) is now able to sell direct to New Jersey consumers again

Posted Jun 7, 2014

Electric vehicle company Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) will now be able to sell direct to consumers again in New Jersey. Tesla Motors was banned earlier this year due to old laws that were in places.

The New Jersey Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee passed a new bill that allows Tesla Motors to start selling cars through its two existing dealers in New Jersey.

Tesla was also given permission to open up to two more locations. This bill applies to all zero-emission vehicle makers, which gives them the right to open up to four showrooms in New Jersey. New Jersey was the third state to ban the direct-sales model after Arizona and Texas.

The ban caused Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk to write a blog post to accuse Governor Chris Christie of going back on his word to settle the issue through due process in the legislature.