Are Tesla and Singapore Friends Again?
They’ve fallen out in the past over the lack of electric cars in the country. But things might be changing.
Are Singapore and Elon Musk back on friendly terms?
They’ve sniped at each other over the low number of Teslas in one of the greenest cities in the world. Eco-friendly Singapore should be a natural fit for Tesla. But it’s not.
“We tried, but Singapore govt is not supportive of electric vehicles,” Musk has tweeted.
That didn’t impress the government.
“What Elon Musk wants to produce is a lifestyle,” sniffed government minister Masagos Zulkifli. “We are not interested in a lifestyle.”
This might be about to change.
Tesla just placed five ads on LinkedIn for service technicians and managers in Singapore, triggering speculation that the company will be opening a showroom or service center.
This follows an apparent change of heart by the government, which announced earlier this year that it plans to switch all of the almost 1 million cars in the country to electric by 2040.
Musk and Singapore haven’t made up on Twitter yet. A quiet reconciliation over LinkedIn will have to do for now.