Hours after Tesla formally opened up reserving for its Mannequin Y SUV, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim introduced that the EV firm will likely be opening up its Malaysian headquarters in Selangor. This was shortly after Anwar had a digital assembly with Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX.
The Prime Minister said that the federal government helps the opening of the automotive agency’s HQ, service centre, and expertise centre in Selangor this yr. Neither he nor Musk have specified any particulars concerning these centres, however provided that the brand’s official launch within the Malaysian market is ready to be held subsequent week, we are able to anticipate finding out extra quickly.
On 20 July, Tesla will launch its “masterplan” for Malaysia and showcase how EVs can assist create a sustainable future. On that be aware, Commerce and Trade Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz revealed in April that the corporate will likely be putting in at least 50 Superchargers in Malaysia by 2026, with 30% being accessible to different EV manufacturers. Simply yesterday, Johor Menteri Besar Onn Hafiz Ghazi mentioned that the state is ready to host Tesla’s Supercharger community.
Moreover, Anwar mentioned the participation of SpaceX’s Starlink satellite tv for pc web service within the nation, saying that it will possibly contribute to increasing the attain of the web in rural areas. Earlier this yr, SpaceX said on its web site that Starlink could be out there in Malaysia in Q2 2023, with the corporate already accepting a US$9 (~RM41) deposit.
Whereas Q2 has come and gone, the service has but to debut right here with an absence of any updates from the agency. Nonetheless, the acknowledgement by the Prime Minister may very well be a touch that will probably be launching quickly.
(Supply: Anwar Ibrahim)