General Motors “Pulled The Pin On The Grenade And Threw It” In Attempt To Block Tesla’s Direct Sales – Video
“Delegate Kirill Reznik of Montgomery County Maryland discusses the history of House Bill 235 (sponsored by Reznik) at Tesla Road Trip’s “Reach the Beach” event at Hooper’s Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland on April 18, 2015.”
States the video description.
For some background on what’s going on in the video, check out this story over at GreenCarReports.
What we’ll focus on here is one statement made by Reznik. He’s discussing Maryland’s push to approve direct sales. It was all going as planned until General Motors’ representatives showed up and “pulled the pin on the grenade and threw it,” according to Reznik:
“And then GM showed up and as I like to put it, pulled the pin on the grenade and threw it.”
This led to last-minute struggles in getting the bill passed, but it did pass with only 6 minutes to spare before the bill would’ve been tossed out completely.
Reznik is a captivating story teller, so do watch the video in its entirety.
Hat tip to InsideEVs reader Mark C who took the video!