Tesla today delivered the very first batch of officially imported electric cars to its customers in Malaysia. The cars were the Model 3, produced at from the Gigafactory in China, and consisted of both the Rear-Wheel Drive and Long Range versions.
Among the 20 new owners was well known motoring journalist and automotive Youtuber, Gan Comel of PanduLaju.
The EVs were delivered at the company’s customer centre in Cyberjaya. This is the normal process for Tesla vehicle purchases and customers who prefer to have their new vehicle delivered to a designated address can request for it, but there will be a charge.
Official service centre in Cyberjaya
With Tesla now officially present in the country, owners can also obtain proper aftersales support instead of having to send their vehicles to Hongkong. Its first service centre is located in Cyberjaya. Tesla vehicles are also equipped with Over-The-Air remote diagnostics so problems can be identified before having to bring the vehicle to the service centre. It’s not known if it is possible for technicians to also carry out technical fixes remotely.
The Model 3 (above), launched in Malaysia last month, is the latest version and is priced from RM189,000. The first units have arrived earlier than the Model Y (below) which is priced from RM199,000 and was launched in July this year.
Premium Connectivity option available
Tesla Malaysia has also announced the availability of Premium Connectivity, an optional service which provides access to features that require data usage (eg streaming music and media, live traffic visualization, etc). Premium Connectivity will be available with payment of a monthly subscription of RM35.99.