Tesla Inc. has advertised for servicing staff in Singapore, a country tagged by its CEO Elon Musk as unsupportive of electric vehicles. A total of five jobs listed on the company’s LinkedIn platform fall predominantly in the servicing and repair sector, such as service technician and parts adviser.
A description detailing the roles and responsibilities of each position has been published. Moreover, whether the American electric vehicle company has any employees in the city-state is not clarified.
Tesla, however, did not make any comments on its Singapore plans.
Singapore is considered as the most expensive place to buy a car and has only a few electric cars in its collection. The city-state is planning to discontinue the operation of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040. As an effort to reduce greenhouse gases and slow down climate change, it is aiming to make a bigger bet on electrification.
Singapore Government’s stand on electric vehicles
Two years ago, Elon Musk reiterated that Singapore has been “unwelcome” to the company. He was responding to a tweet inquiring why Tesla wasn’t in the city-state.
The company, in the past, had plans to introduce its models in the country but it became unsuccessful since the government was unsupportive of electric vehicles.
Local automobile dealers Hong Seh Motors on its website said it is Singapore’s only retailer of Tesla cars. However, the dealers did not respond to the request for information.
Unlike traditional car manufacturers, Tesla prefers to sell its cars directly through its own showrooms.