Tesla Enters Taiwan

JUL 8 2016 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 4

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

In the past several weeks, we have seen Tesla expanding to new markets, as well as Model X arrivals and Supercharger expansion and plans. Electrek recently mentioned possibilities including the Middle East, Eastern Europe, South Korea, and Mexico. However, Taiwan beat out all of these locations.

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

As of July, Model S orders have officially began in Taiwan. The company plans to open a store with a service center at a later date, but for now, a “pop-up” store is being set up near the nation’s capital. The pop-up will be located in Tapei’s upscale Xinyi District in the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store.

The full store is surely a reality since Tesla is already posting job positions for a store manager and multiple others.

Tesla vehicle costs fluctuate throughout the world based on multiple factors including taxes, registration, and import fees. In Taiwan, the online design studio shows that the Model S will cost substantially more in the country than in the U.S.

Tesla Model S (60kWh battery)
3 million New Taiwan Dollar ($92,700 USD)

Tesla Model S P90D
Up to 5 million New Taiwan Dollar ($154,500 USD)

These prices are up to $30,000-$50,000 more than U.S. pricing equivalents, depending on model and options.

Source: Electrek

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tesla is already in mexico, they even have opened the first supercharger in the country

Just as a super Typhoon Nepartak hits Taiwan. That was unfortunate timing.

Taipei, in the North of Taiwan was largely spared by the storm that was centered on the Southern area. The new store is in Taipei. The storm is a sad reminder of life in typhoon alley.

Taiwan is very suitable for EV’s and there are a few Tesla’s already on the island.
Good range of chargers in place but limited with only two fast chargers but this is sure to grow.