Tesla set for S'pore relaunch as it gets green light to sell its cars

Two versions of the Tesla Model 3 have appeared on the Land Transport Authority's fuel economy comparison site, which means the US electric car manufacturer is almost ready to reopen for business here.
Two versions of the Tesla Model 3 have appeared on the Land Transport Authority's fuel economy comparison site, which means the US electric car manufacturer is almost ready to reopen for business here.PHOTO: REUTERS

American electric car maker Tesla has secured approval to start selling its cars here, which observers reckon could be priced from $145,000 - or less than a petrol-driven Toyota Camry.

A 377kW Tesla Model 3 Performance and 239kW Model 3 Standard Range appeared on the Land Transport Authority's (LTA) fuel economy comparison site last week. The site typically lists cars from manufacturers and their authorised agents, and not parallel importers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 09, 2021, with the headline 'Tesla set for S'pore relaunch as it gets green light to sell its cars'. Subscribe