Singapore robs $15k from Tesla buyer

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The victim.

It’s a carbon emissions penalty. No joke. Yet the Peugeot Ion gets a $20k rebate, and the BMW i3 and i8 get a $30k rebate. This is the same country that caned that American kid 20 years ago. Now it’s caning Tesla owners. Something’s wrong with this picture.

UPDATE: Tesla is talking to the prime minister about this.

UPDATE: The local transportation authority says because this was a used car, it triggered a bunch of confusing nonsense that few readers will bother trying to decipher. But good luck anyway.


2 thoughts on “Singapore robs $15k from Tesla buyer

  1. Timmy says:

    The problem is that there is a lot that is enviable about Singapore. But they do have the occasional freakish outlier sort of thing that just jumps into the headlines.

    They claimed that the Model S requires 444 Wh per kilometer(!!!), when a much more realistic and average # is more like 333 Wh per mile, or more than twice their estimate.

    Combine that with grid-electricity that is 90% natural gas-generated, and the Model S is super clean!!

    Hopefully the owner will fight and enlighten the powers that be, ideally with Telsa’s help!


  2. Timmy says:

    (Half their estimate, twice the efficiency… you know what I mean, LOL.)


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