According tomedia reports, Tesla has begun advertising staff in Singapore, where ceo Musk has been criticized as a place not to welcome electric cars. Tesla advertises on LinkedIn, the social networking site, that it is hiring five positions in Singapore, mainly for services and maintenance, such as service technicians and parts consultants.
It is unclear where the new employees are based in Singapore, or whether Tesla currently has any employees in Singapore.
Singapore is one of the most expensive places in the world to have private cars, with few electric cars. Singapore’s government aims to phase out fuel vehicles by 2040 to reduce greenhouse gases and mitigate climate change, but efforts have focused on improving public transport.
Musk has criticised Singapore’s slowness in accepting and deploying electric vehicles, saying in a tweet in January that the local government does not support the development of electric vehicles.
Singapore has made more reliance on subways and public transport a priority, Environment and Water Minister Ma Shangao said in a media interview last August. “What Musk wants is a way of life,” he said. We are not interested in lifestyle. We are interested in the right solutions to the climate problem. “
Hong Seh Motors, a local dealer in Singapore, is currently the only retailer of Tesla Motors in Singapore.