Tesla formally enters Thailand – Mannequin 3 and Y from RM220k; supercharger community from Feb 2023

Tesla has formally entered Thailand with the launch of the Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y. There are three variants of the Mannequin 3 obtainable; the Rear-wheel drive variant priced from 1.7 million baht (RM220k), Lengthy Vary AWD from 1.9 million baht (RM250k) and Efficiency from 2.3 million baht (RM289k).

The Rear-wheel Drive variant contains a rear-mounted electrical motor that’s powered by a 57.5 kWh battery with an EV vary of 559 km based mostly on the NEDC cycle. The electrical motor produces 347 PS and 420 Nm of torque for a 0-100 km/h time of 6.1 seconds whereas its high pace is rated at 225 km/h. The Rear-wheel Drive variant helps as much as 7.6 kW AC charging and as much as 250 kW DC quick charging.

Shifting up the ladder, the Lengthy Vary AWD variant is pushed by two electrical motors (one every in the back and front). They’re powered by a bigger 75 kWh battery with an electrical vary of as much as 681 km based mostly on the NEDC cycle. The extra highly effective variant produces 514 PS and 493 Nm for a 0-100 km/h time of 4.4 seconds, with high pace bumped as much as 233 km/h. The Lengthy Vary AWD variant helps as much as 11.5 kW AC charging and as much as 250 kW DC charging.

On the high is the Efficiency variant which additionally options two electrical motors for all-wheel drive capabilities. The electrical motors additionally draw energy from a 75 kWh battery that returns as much as 608 km of vary based mostly on the NEDC cycle, and helps as much as 11.5 kW AC charging and as much as 250 kW DC quick charging. This being the Efficiency variant, 0-100 km/h take simply 3.3 seconds with a high pace of 261 km/h.

The highest Efficiency variant stands out with 20-inch alloy Uberturbine wheels, a Efficiency Brake system, a carbon fibre rear spoiler and aluminium pedals. Normal options embody 18-inch wheels and a 15-inch touchscreen to entry the car’s numerous capabilities together with the Tesla Autopilot.

Except for the Mannequin 3, the Mannequin Y was additionally launched concurrently. Just like the Mannequin 3, it’s additionally obtainable in three variant with the Rear Wheel Drive variant priced from 1.9 million baht (RM245k), the Lengthy Vary AWD from 2.2 million baht (RM283k) and the range-topping Efficiency variant from 2.5 million baht (RM314k).

The Rear-Wheel Drive variant will get a rear-mounted electrical motor with an output of 347 PS and 420 Nm. It attracts energy from a 57.5 kWh lithium-ion battery with as much as 510 km of electrical vary based mostly on the NEDC cycle and helps as much as 7.6 kW AC and 250 kW DC quick charging. The Rear-Wheel Drive will get from 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds with a high pace of 217 km/h.

As for the dual-motor Lengthy Vary and Efficiency variants, each are fitted with 75 kWh batteries and help as much as 11.5 kW AC and as much as 250 kW DC quick charging. As for output, the Lengthy Vary variant produces 514 PS whereas the Efficiency variant delivers 534 PS. Each variants produce 493 Nm of torque.


The Lengthy Vary variant will get from 0-100 km/h in 5 seconds with a high pace of 217 km/h whereas the Efficiency variant is faster at 3.7 seconds, with the next high pace of 250 km/h. True to its title, the Lengthy Vary model returns as much as 623 km whereas the Efficiency affords as much as 582 km of vary.

On the launch, Tesla additionally revealed that it’s going to open its first supercharger station by Q1 2023, with at the very least 10 extra stations by 2023. It’s claimed that superchargers can juice up the automotive to return 275 km of vary in simply quarter-hour.

Right here in Malaysia, Tesla isn’t formally represented. Nonetheless, there are many Tesla EVs introduced in by parallel importers from the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. Now with EVs lastly gaining some traction right here, do you suppose Tesla ought to enter the Malaysian market and arrange its personal Supercharger community? Remark under!

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