Two months after Tesla opened up orders for the Model Y in Singapore, the first lucky customers have taken delivery of their electric SUVs.
In June Tesla started taking orders for the Model Y in four new markets – Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. As we have previously reported, deliveries have already started in Australia and New Zealand, and deliveries are about to begin in Japan after a large batch of Model Ys arrived in the country this week.
Now it is Singapore’s turn. Tesla announced the start of deliveries on Instagram, sharing a number of photos of the owners happily posing by their new cars.
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Tesla offers two Model Y variants in Singapore, the Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) and Performance, both of which are imported from Giga Shanghai.
The RWD can be purchased for $91,990 (~$86,420 CAD) and the Performance for $110,990 (~$104,270 CAD). While those prices are relatively close to what customers pay for the EVs in Canada, they end up being much more expensive because of the Certificate of Entitlement (COE).
The COE is required to register a vehicle and entitles the owner to drive the car for a period of 10 years, and currently costs around $112,000 (~$105,200 CAD) for EVs, more than doubling the price of the car.
Despite the high price, Tesla is still a very popular brand among consumers in the country. Last year the Model 3 outsold Nissan and Mazda in July and November.