Torque (Singapore) - - POST BOX -

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.

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