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Now New Jersey Wants Tesla Back Again

This state is like a child who’s just discovered turning the light switch on and off.

Following its recent ban from operating Tesla stores in the state of New Jersey, the company may now be given a chance to return to the state without ever having left. Two weeks ago, Gov. Chris Christie’s Motor Vehicle Commission decided to block Tesla’s sale model, which is based on direct sales rather than traditional dealership networks. Now, Assemblyman Tim Eustace has floated a bill to reinstate the company and allow its EV sales in the state.

Because of this new rule, an interested buyer looking for more fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly vehicle options can go look and ask questions about an electric car in New Jersey, but will have to go to Pennsylvania or New York if he or she actually wants to buy the car," Eustace said in a statement. "How does sending business to other states help New Jersey's economy?" While this may offer hope for the company, the state legislature is still split on the matter, so expect the light switch in Tesla stores to be turned on and off a few more times before the matter is settled.

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