Just when everything looked fine for Tesla, Singapore has dropped a bomb on the carmaker claiming the car emits excessive emission. It all began when Joe Nguyen imported a Tesla Model S to Hong Kong and then took it to Singapore.
First, Nguyen had to get his car legalised to use it in the country, which took about two months, and then, to his surprise, he was slapped with a fine. The Tesla Model S had to undergo a mandatory emission test in the country's Land Transport Authority (LTA) testing centre and results showed that the Tesla Model S was not environmental friendly.
The issue is so-called "upstream" emissions and the Model S was seen to use enough electricity to be called as a polluter. The exact method or the way officials calculated the Model S to be a polluting car is quite confusing, which has even left Tesla's Chief, Elon Musk confused.
Stay tuned as we will bring you more updates about the situation as soon as more details emerge.