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Tesla Model 3 is a very beloved car in Singapore, therefore it is not only the best-selling EV, but also one of the best-selling passenger cars among any propulsion type. The Straits Times announced the start of the Car of the Year 2021 competition, and according to the vote, Tesla Model 3 Performance is in the lead with 58% of the vote.
The Straits Times has announced a competition for The Straits Times Car of the Year 2021 to pay tribute to the manufacturers. Only all-new models launched by authorized agents in Singapore are considered in this annual exercise. To be as relevant to as many people as possible, cars priced above S $750,000 are excluded.
The judges have shortlisted 10 contenders, out of 45 cars launched in the 12 months from mid-November 2020. They will discuss and decide which car deserves the Straits Times' 2021 Car of the Year award. In the meantime, they asked readers to vote on which car they thought should win the award. However, it is reported that these votes will not affect the final decision of the judges. Voting ends at noon on December 12.
As such, the judges have selected 10 cars that, in their opinion, are worthy of the title of The Straits Times Car of the Year 2021. Regardless of the decision of the judges, the votes show what consumers really prefer. It should be kept in mind that the data is constantly changing, but over the past two hours, the votes for Tesla Model 3 continue to grow steadily. So, the results at the time of this writing are as follows:
Tesla Model 3 sales started only at the end of July, yet have already gained robust momentum. In September, Model 3 officially became the best-selling passenger car in Singapore. Sales of just this one Tesla car model were almost the same as the cumulative sales of all models from any other car manufacturer in the city-state.
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 choose 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.