It has been a good week for Tesla.
New Jersey’s proposed legislation has two interesting provisions. The bill will allow direct sales by any manufacturer as long as the vehicles have zero emissions.2 And, as long as the manufacturer opens at least one service center in the state for the servicing of a zero emissions vehicle.
Porsche lists only nine dealers in New Jersey. So, I don’t think being limited to four stores puts Tesla at that much of a disadvantage.
As far as service centers go, I wonder if Tesla would be able to count their battery swap centers. If Tesla had to they could very easily modify the battery swap center into a qualifying service center. Electric vehicles don’t need hardly any service or maintenance.