The electric car manufacturer Tesla has set up three charging points in Orchard Central and plans to set up additional stations in the coming months.
The Tesla V3 Supercharger, which is only intended for Tesla owners, should reduce the charging time to 15 minutes. Normal chargers usually take several hours to fully charge.
Tesla's charging points were installed under a regulatory sandbox by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), Transport Minister S. Iswaran said at a Sembcorp media event.
Mr Iswaran said the LTA launched the program this month to support technologies that are well on their way to be included in Singapore's national charging standard.
He added that LTA has hired companies to submit specific sandbox applications for case-by-case assessment.
Tesla is expanding into Singapore amid the country's EV push
Last month it was reported that the American electric car maker had taken over the space previously occupied by Tan Chong Motors Nissan dealership in Toa Payoh.
His Model 3 is to be exhibited there. The only Tesla model available for sale in Singapore is the Model 3 Compact. The standard series costs S $ 116,364 before the Certificate of Entitlement (COE).
According to the electric car giant's job portal, he is currently hiring three positions in Singapore. These roles are Supply Chain Manager, APAC Trade Manager, and Engineer.
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