Electric Vehicles

Tesla Preparing to Sell EVs, Solar in Thailand – Electrek

 

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.

 

ALSO on AF:

Tesla Stock Losses Hit 44.6% Since Musk Twitter Saga Began

 

China May ‘Need to Destroy’ Musk’s Starlink – SCMP

 

Tesla’s Removal From S&P ESG Index Sparks Elon Musk Fury

 

Indonesia’s Jokowi, Tesla’s Musk Hold Talks on Nickel Funding

 

 

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.

Recent Posts

Easing Covid Rules and Growth Focus Lure Investors Back to China

Relaxed Covid rules and economic support statements are reversing earlier outflows from China's equity markets.

1 hour ago

China Job Confidence Lowest Since 2009 – Survey

Nearly half of households surveyed by the PBOC in the second quarter think employment prospects…

3 hours ago

China Phone Makers Fill Gap Left by Apple, Samsung in Russia

China's smartphone firms have gained ground in the Russian market, says retailer M.Video, after Western…

3 hours ago

India Cement Maker Pays For $26m Russian Coal Cargo in Yuan

UltraTech Cement is bringing in 157,000 tonnes of coal from Russian producer SUEK and paying…

3 hours ago

China Denies Its Firms Backed Russia’s Military in Ukraine

China's Embassy in Washington said it has not provided assistance to either party in the…

7 hours ago

Asia Stocks Slump as Global Recession Fears Deepen Gloom

Dismal consumer confidence data from the US sent Wall Street plunging and Asian markets followed…

9 hours ago