Photo: Philip Koh via Tesla Owners Singapore
Tesla officially opened its first Service Center in Singapore, following the recent launch of the first Supercharger. The company resumed its presence in the market and delivered the first batch of Model 3 to the city-country.
Over the past months, Tesla has been preparing to open a Service Center in Singapore and was planned to do so by the end of July. The company acted according to plan and on July 26, officially opened its new location. The Service Center is located in Toa Payoh, on the site formerly occupied by the Nissan Tan Chong Motor dealership.
This day is made even more enjoyable as Singapore received its first batch of cars. Tesla Owners Singapore/Twitter shared shots of a truck full of Model 3.
Teslas have arrived at Service Centre 🧑🔧 @ Toa Payoh (white and grey building in the bkgrnd)! Ladies & Gentleman, start your motors~ 🚗⚡️ @tslaevangelist @TeslaPodcast @InsideEVs @Tesmanian_com @evannex_com @RealTeslaNorth @WholeMarsBlog @cleantechnica @ray4tesla @Teslarati pic.twitter.com/O6vxP92hNK— Tesla Owners Singapore (@TeslaOwnersSG) July 26, 2021
Tesla launched an order configurator in Singapore in February with very attractive prices compared to some of the other options, both electric vehicles and their gasoline counterparts. The first model available to order in Singapore was Model 3 Standard Range and Performance. The new Service Center is an important step towards the further development of Tesla in the country.
In parallel with the start of deliveries and the launch of the Service Center, the Californian manufacturer also recently opened the very first Supercharger in the country. Tesla's new Supercharger site is located in Orchard Central shopping center at 181 Orchard Rd on the ninth level. The charging station consists of three 250kW stalls with more to be installed in the coming months.
Previously, the government of Singapore did not support a transition to electric vehicles, so it made no sense for Tesla to develop in the market. However, in 2020, the country set a goal of phasing out gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040, and made big bets on electrification to cut greenhouse gas emissions and slow climate change. To this effect, the government has offered purchase discounts that will make electric vehicles even more attractive, prompting Tesla to re-enter the Singapore market.
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