Tesla Singapore opened its first dedicated retail store in Southeast Asia at Millenia Walk on Jan 15th (Sat).
The store is an addition to Tesla’s V3 Superchargers which were first opened at Millenia Walk last Sept.
Prospective Tesla buyers can get to experience the Model 3 car version, often known as Tesla’s smaller, simpler, more affordable electric car at Millenia Walk, with test drives along East Coast Parkway’s scenic waterfront.
Keen sales of Tesla EVs in 2021
According to the Land Transport Authority (LTA), Tesla car ownership in Singapore skyrocketed last year, from about 30 cars for Jan to June to almost 900 cars in the second half of the year.
Tesla was the best-selling electric vehicle (EV) in Singapore since it entered the local market in July 2021, according to LTA statistics for Sept last year. Overall, it ranked the sixth best-selling car brand in the country in the same period.
Tesla sold a total of 314 cars in Sept 2021, which is twice the number of cars sold as compared to Aug 2021.
National EV push
The entry of Tesla into the Singapore’s market was marked by years of uncertainties and difficult relationships, but it appears that the brand is now taking off amid the government’s plans to phase out internal combustion engine (ICE) cars by 2040.
Tesla currently has two Supercharger Stations in Singapore. Other than the charging station at Millenia Walk, the second one is located at Orchard Central.
The Tesla V3 Supercharger, which is exclusive for Tesla owners, is said to shorten EVs’ charging time to just 15 minutes, as compared to normal chargers which typically take several hours for a full charge.
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