Tesla Sakes Being Banned


By , April 4, 2014.

Several States seems to have it out for the electric car manufacturer Tesla. Several have been passing a series of laws seemingly aimed at decreasing or outright banning Tesla sales. The most recent state to pass laws that damage Tesla sales is New Jersey.

These laws, often enacted to, as their mostly GOP supporters claim, protect and maintain a free market, ban direct sale of cars. Most states currently do have laws banning direct sale of cars, but, previously, many states provided exemptions for Tesla due to its unique business model, and the revolutionary cars they are manufacturing. Recently many states, however, have begun to revoke these exceptions.

There are now three states, including New Jersey, that ban direct sales of Tesla. The company is by no means passively accepting these bans and is reportedly already appealing the New Jersey Motor Vehicle’s decision.

Tesla, gaining fame and notoriety for its powerful and high quality all electric cars, provides an incredibly unique product. The Tesla Model-S can hold a charge for up two hundred and fifty miles. Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, has also begun creating a network of free charging stations that hopefully will one day be completely powered by solar panels. Telsa is making waves and has just as many banking on its success as people who have hedged bets against the company.

Tesla, based in Mountain View California, sells its cars via direct sale online. They aren’t in dealerships and the only way to purchase one of these high quality cars is over the internet. It’s this unique form of direct sales that originally garnered exemptions from direct sale bans, but that are now being targeted by states. This company pioneering responsible energy consumption and electric vehicles is vital for environmental progress.

The average passenger vehicle emits 5 metric tons of CO2 annually. The Tesla, as an all electric car, eliminates the vast majority of huh is emissions. It is because of this that the car has been hailed as revolutionary for the automotive industry and potentially rescuing the impact of cars in huge environment. Tesla is still very much in its youth and lives quarter to quarter so these bans have a very serious effect. The GOP lawmakers enacting these bans have to potential to seriously set back the progress that Tesla has made.

Photo by: Steve Jurvetson https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/12818891594/

  • Robert Pollock

    The GOP has decided that in America, there are more, easily influenced people, with little to no ability to become informed, than people with sensible or even close to accurate, opinions on current affairs. That is the only explanation I can think of, to explain how Republican leaders can spew such hypocritical BS, and not only have people listen to them, but to then make up their own embellished versions, and send that around the campfire too. As a Canadian with a high school education, living in the US for 12 years, I’d say that generally, the average US student of any public educational institution has a net disadvantage in this world. Vocabularies serve a purpose, American students can’t get by with a handful of ‘symbolic’ words (awesome, like, amazing, ad nauseum) People should have their ‘social networking’ accounts limited, like kids watching tv, only an hour a day of that nonsense, or no supper. And what about arithmetic? Can’t anyone do basic math anymore?
    To let the elite, richest Americans run this country like a private club and then thank them for it………

  • WrinklyOldGit

    There is NO SUCH THING as an emission free car – the solar panels that charge the re-charging stations have to be manufactured from lithium, the process of extracting and processing lithium is the worst polluting industrial process known to mankind – add to that the process of actually making all the other components of the car, including the 50,000 litres of water that was used in the processing of the metals and rubbers and plastics.

    • Din Sel

      Yes, everyone understands that. Stating the bloody obvious.
      They are still zero emission cars. They do not emit CO2 whilst driving.

  • Headless Chicken

    Tesla “Sakes” ?
    If you can’t get the title correct, what else is incorrect about the article?