EDDIE GOH I recently returned from Hong Kong, where I noticed many Tesla S cars on the roads. Teslas are beautiful. As a matter of public interest, Torque should pursue, in greater depth, the reasons behind the absence of these electric cars in Singapore. The LTA and our Government usually do not make policy decisions without some logic. Where their reasons are logical but debatable, the public discourse would benefit the motoring community. It is also interesting to note that Tesla’s top management had, reportedly, raised this matter with our Prime Minister. Strangely, all has been quiet since then, even from Tesla.
Torque There are Teslas on the road in Singapore. The three registered units are Model S fastback saloons – the first is a 285kW P85, the second is a 515kW P90 and the third is a 386kW P85D.
Instead of chasing a story about Tesla’s “Singapore short-circuit”, we’re more inclined to find the answers to a battery of questions about the Land Transport Authority’s roadmap for electric cars.