In April the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission revoked Tesla's dealership licence in the state. Currently there are two pieces of legislation due for a vote in the fall that could allow Tesla to operate. But the automaker claims that the state regulators didn't have the authority to shut down direct sales.
In a shocking bit of news there is another New Jersey dealership group being investigated by Division of Consumer Affairs for deceptive advertising and sales practices, including selling rental cars as new vehicles. It's no wonder why the dealer lobby didn't want Tesla in the state.
According to Automotive News, Flemington Buick-Chevrolet-GMC in Flemington, N.J is to pay 3 million dollars in punitive damages for failing to disclose that a rear tire was going bald when a customer had a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer in for service.
There is a bill in the NJ legislature that wants to lift the ban on car sales on Sunday. NJ Dealerships are opposed to it saying "Sunday sales create an additional day of expense to run the dealership." But just because a bill says you CAN be open on Sunday, doesn't mean you HAVE to be open on Sunday. Now I realize…