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Tesla is still awaiting what is hoped to be a favorable ruling by the New Jersey State Senate to resume unfettered sales, but meanwhile it’s been OK’d for New Jersey’s first all-in-one sales, service, and Supercharging location in Paramus, N.J. On Thursday, the Paramus Zoning Board of Adjustment gave the green light to the electric […]

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Beyond consumers, other stakeholders in Tesla’s challenge to state franchise laws are the car sellers – car dealers, automakers, and Tesla. This is the second of a set of articles in this series examining what these stakeholders stand to gain or lose. See also the Introduction, Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, and […]

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Tesla Motors has filed an appeal in New Jersey Superior Court against the Mar. 11 decision by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s (MVC) which tightened the way applicants are reviewed for licenses. The California-based electric car maker is sticking to its guns that it deserved two prior licenses granted in 2012, and was seeking […]

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As a consumer, you are a stakeholder. See also the Introduction and Part One. This is Part Two on what consumers stand to gain or lose. A Better Way? Tesla’s no-haggle, fixed price sales model has been seen as liberating, saving buyers the stress of negotiating lowest prices. Presented as a peoples’ choice by those […]

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Economists have long said everybody listens to WII FM (what’s in it for me?) This article sets the tone for a big-picture series that will wade into this question for all “stakeholders” regarding the Tesla vs. the established auto dealer franchising system. When the billionaire CEO accuses a state governor of protecting its consumers like […]

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To call Tesla “disruptive” is an understatement, as this term applies to its technology, its valuation and impact on the market, and its unorthodox business model. Tesla’s Model S sedan has been lauded by buyers and reviewers, its stock has been trading at 1,200 times earnings with a market cap half of General Motors, and […]

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Funny? Or not funny? That is the question of a tweet posted by a third-party social marketing firm hired by Nissan on behalf of the all-electric Leaf and at Tesla’s expense. As you no doubt have seen, Tesla was unceremoniously booted from New Jersey after its motor vehicle commission unanimously decided to enforce laws already […]

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Pulling no punches, Tesla CEO Elon Musk went on the offensive in a blog post today alleging impropriety at the highest level of New Jersey state government. As has been widely published, the electric car maker was barred on Tuesday from renewing its auto dealer licenses in the state, and will not receive new licenses, […]

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Tesla Motors will be barred from selling its cars in New Jersey after April 1 following a decision yesterday by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), and that’s no joke. Nor was an 11th hour Tesla blog post attempting to rouse support yesterday interpreted by New Jersey officials as funny. On the contrary, Jim […]

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