Tesla Motors and Chris Christie had an agreement. Tesla said it had been working with Christie to "to defend against the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers' (NJ CAR) attacks on Tesla's business model and the rights of New Jersey consumers." Christie had promised to delay a certain piece of legislation aimed at preventing Tesla from opening its own dealerships, in order to give the legislature time to consider it thoroughly. Now however, Telsa had made the following statement:
"Unfortunately, Monday we received news that Governor Christie's administration has gone back on its word to delay a proposed anti-Tesla regulation so that the matter could be handled through a fair process in the Legislature. The Administration has decided to go outside the legislative process by expediting a rule proposal that would completely change the law in New Jersey. This new rule, if adopted, would curtail Tesla's sales operations and jeopardize our existing retail licenses in the state. ... This is an affront to the very concept of a free market."
Given that Tesla has 50 battles to fight in 50 states, we can only assume that this is going to end up in a federal court.
[via Tesla Motors]