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Tesla's sales results in Singapore continue to delight and achieve new heights. Model 3 officially became the best-selling passenger car in the city-state in September.
Tesla sales in Singapore kicked off on July 29, when the manufacturer delivered the first Model 3s to customers, marking Tesla's official entry into the city-state market after years of difficult relationships and uncertainties. After just two months on the market, Model 3 became the top-selling car in September, and the top-selling electric car in the third quarter of 2021.
This is not surprising, because, in September alone, the manufacturer sold 314 cars, which is a high figure for the local market. Another, even more impressive feat is that Tesla became the sixth best-selling car brand in the country in September, not lagging that far behind rivals that sold several different models.
However, the most striking achievement was that Model 3 became the best-selling passenger car in the country in September, as Tesmanian had previously suggested, although sales data for individual models were not available. Sales of just one Tesla car model were almost the same as the cumulative sales of all models from any other car manufacturer in Singapore.
It is worth noting that buying a car in Singapore is very expensive. Drivers must pay excise and registration fees that are more than double the market price of the car. In addition, owners are also bidding for a limited number of car permits. These permits are auctioned by the government and allow drivers to own a car for 10 years. Thus, buying a Tesla Model 3 in Singapore is very expensive; nevertheless, consumers still prefer the world-renowned electric sedan.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.