Elon Musk’s curious twitter outbursts have reached a new target – the government of Singapore. In response to a question from a Singaporean fan, Musk said that Tesla vehicles could not be brought into Singapore because its government was “not supportive” of it. This drew a response from Straits Times journalist Christopher Tan, who put the onus back on Musk to get off his high horse (or Tesla, perhaps?) and make his vehicles more affordable. Furthermore, it was added that even though Teslas are powered by electricity rather than petrol or diesel, electricity in Singapore is generated overwhelmingly from fossil fuels, which makes Teslas not particularly clean and has previously caused issues over emissions policies. With Musk facing a raft of bigger problems, it might indeed be high time that he heeds Tan’s advice, and maybe even get off Twitter.
Written by Bertrand Seah