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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s latest enemy: Elon Musk

Tesla Motor CEO Elon Musk is the latest person to clash with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Following the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s decision earlier this week to block sales of cars by car manufacturers directly to consumers, Musk took to Tesla’s blog on Friday to oppose the move and take jabs at the governor.

Musk writes:

The rationale given for the regulation change that requires auto companies to sell through dealers is that it ensures “consumer protection”. If you believe this, Gov. Christie has a bridge closure he wants to sell you!


Democracy is supposed to reflect the will of the people. When a politician acts in a manner so radically opposed to the will of the people who elected him, the only explanation is that there are other factors at play.

Finally Musk says Tesla is looking at ways to fight the decision, and tells Tesla fans to help:

We are evaluating judicial remedies to correct the situation. Also, if you believe that your right to buy direct at a Tesla store should be restored, please contact your state senator & assemblyman:

4 Responses to “New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s latest enemy: Elon Musk”

  1. Robertg

    Even better is that Ford got 5.9 billion and Nissan 1.6 billion from DoE…Tesla got 465 million and paid it back? Are we conservatives for the free market. Yes we are. Too bad Republicans are no longer conservatives but instead are special interest pawns.

  2. Says the guy who built a company off of low interest DoE loans and whose customers get a hefty tax credit for purchasing their products.

    Crony capitalism is unfortunate, isn’t it?

    • Says the guy who has know idea how much Ford, Chevy and Chrysler get in federal, state and city tax incentives. The reason why the former big three say nothing about the tax “breaks” Tesla gets.