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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed a law making rolling coal illegal in the state. The bill was introduced less than a year ago after a pickup belched soot on a State Assemblyman's Nissan Leaf.


A sinkhole in New Jersey opened up on a quiet neighborhood street Tuesday morning, swallowing a car whole and sending three families fleeing from their homes.


Electric Vehicles Could Now Be Sold At Three In-State Locations

Tesla electric vehicle sales will now be legal in New Jersey, thanks to a measure signed into law Wednesday by governor Chris Christie. Christie had 45 days to act on the bill but chose to sign it in just two.


Tesla, State Slowly Coming To Terms On Direct EV Sales

The New Jersey state Senate Commerce Committee has voted to allow Tesla to sell its EVs directly to customers.


Authorities say a tanker truck carrying nearly 9,000 gallons of fuel has caught fire on a major highway in southern New Jersey, spewing thick, black smoke into the sky.


Mercedes-Benz USA will move first into a temporary facility in Dunwoody, GA before its new headquarters is ready in Sandy Springs, but will still keep some functions at its New Jersey locations.


A newly released video appears to show Bridgeton, NJ, police shooting a man during a traffic stop in December.


Park Avenue Saab in Maywood, NJ, still treats its customers like the Swedish automaker is currently in business, trading 30-50 used Saabs every month and servicing those still on the road.


Mercedes-Benz may be a German automaker first and foremost, but it's a global operation. Among its many offices around the world, the company employs some 800 staffers at its US headquarters in New Jersey. But that office could be moving down South in the near future.


Subaru is packing up shop and making a big move, announcing that it will be relocating its Cherry Hill, NJ headquarters. Is the company pulling a Toyota and moving across the country, or perhaps following the example set by Cadillac and relocating to a major metropolis? Nope. The all-wheel-drive aficionados are going just four miles down the road, to Camden, NJ.


Another brick falls as Tesla fights to practice its direct-to-consumer business model. A Massachusetts high court has thrown out a lawsuit seeking to block the electric car company from selling vehicles the Tesla way in the state. The Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association, along with two dealers, claimed that Tesla was in violation of a law that protects affiliated dealerships from oppressive practices from automakers.


Gov. Christie Says He Probably Wouldn't Renew Pilot

New Jersey's controversial red-light camera program may be coming to an end. The five-year pilot program is set to expire in December, and so far, there's no indication state politicians are interested in renewing it. Gov. Chris Christie signaled his intent to let the program end last week.


Proposed Bill Finds Early Bipartisan Support Among Lawmakers

The bill targets any speed-control devices that are capable of automatically producing a recorded image of an alleged violation.


Proposed bill finds early bipartisan support among lawmakers

New Jersey may soon prohibit other states from issuing traffic citations to its residents for alleged violations that were caught on speed or red-light cameras.


EV Automaker Wins Dealer Fight in NY, Trending To Win In NJ

Tesla took two more steps towards being allowed to sell its vehicles as it chooses (that is, direct to customers) this week. Legislative efforts in New Jersey and New York both gave the California automaker legal permission (or near permission) to operate its stores. It's gotten so bad – or good, depending on your views, that other automakers are starting to speak up.


Tragedy struck on the New Jersey Turnpike over the weekend when a truck caused a six-vehicle pile up, killing one and injuring four – among them actor/comedian Tracy Morgan, who was returning from a stand-up comedy show in Delaware.


EV automakers will be allowed up to four stores

It's not quite the law that Tesla Motors can sell its car directly to customers in New Jersey, but the state has taken one step closer to that reality. Yesterday, New Jersey's Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee voted 4-0 to approve bill A3216, which would "Permits certain zero emission vehicle manufacturers to directly sell motor vehicles to consumers and requires them to operate service facilities."


State will discuss direct EV sales tomorrow

Everyone loves that new-car smell, but not everyone loves that new-car tax. And whoever in New Jersey thought the extended-range version of the BMW i3 plug-in would be exempt from said tax was sorely mistaken, Green Car Reports says. To paraphrase the Garden State's favorite son, Bruce Springsteen, the first kick those drivers will take is when they hit the ground.


Every small town has some sort of ghost story, weird bit of folklore or touch of the paranormal to it. Oftentimes, this grew from a simple story told far in the past into something far bigger and more elaborate in modern times, sort of like a chronological game of telephone.


On the subject of Tesla Motors and its efforts to legally sell its electric vehicles directly to consumers without franchised dealerships, the FTC has taken aim at Missouri and New Jersey. The Commission hasn't made any nationwide decision on the subject quite yet, but in a May 16 statement it encouraged the two states to reconsider policies that would further prohibit automakers from selling directly to consumers. And the FTC didn't mince words, calling such laws an example of "protection that


Resistance to the way Tesla Motors sells its cars - directly to the consumer, with no negotiating and no dealer middleman - comes mostly from dealership organizations around the country. It's also illegal in some states, thanks to laws ushered into place with help from dealers. The reaction to Tesla's new style of business is led by what Steve Blank calls, "rent seekers" or "landlords of the status-quo." Tesla itself isn't into that sort of name-calling, but it will take to the courts when neces

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