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Tesla Preparing to Sell EVs, Solar in Thailand – Electrek

Tesla has applied to register its EVs, batteries and solar products for sale in Thailand, according to report which said it would be the first country in Southeast Asia where Tesla would sell its vehicles


Tesla vehicles leased for use by the Thai Police (2020 photo).
Model 3 Teslas leased by the Thai Police, reportedly for motorcades involving 'VVIPs'. Photo: CSI LA, Facebook.

 

Tesla has applied to register its electric vehicles, batteries and solar products for sale in Thailand, according to Electrek, which cited documents posted recently on Twitter and said this would be “the first country in Southeast Asia where Tesla would officially sell its vehicles” despite the fact it has yet to set up service centres and Superchargers.

A key reason for the move is the size of the Thai car market, which is expected to sell more than 800,000 vehicles this year, and the fact that Thais are already importing or leasing Tesla vehicles, it said. In March 2020, the Thai police leased seven Model 3 Teslas on a monthly basis for use in motorcades for “VVIPs”, according to a report by Coconuts Bangkok.

Read the full report: Electrek.

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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