First Tesla V3 Supercharger and Store Opening Soon in Thailand, Ahead of Deliveries
Thailand has been one significant expansion project from Tesla in recent months, and now the automaker is launching some of its first fast-charging stations and a new retail store in the country.
Tesla is preparing to launch the first V3 Supercharger station in Thailand, located on the B1 floor of the CentralWorld shopping complex in Bangkok, according to a report from local outlet AutoLifeThailand.tv and a post on Facebook on Wednesday (via @Tslachan).
According to the post, the automaker is also looking to open a nearby showroom, service and delivery center at The Paseo Ramkhamhaeng, which will begin delivering vehicles as soon as early February 2023. The Tesla showroom and service center are said to open at the end of January.
AutolifeThailand found Model 3 and Model Y vehicles parked in the parade of the showroom’s location, as over 10 vehicles are available for customer test drives.
• 🇹🇭테슬라 태국, 최초의 V3 슈퍼차저 및 서비스 센터 오픈 임박
• The opening of Thailand's first V3 supercharger(Central World ชั้น B1) and service center(Ram Khamhaeng) is imminent. Tesla vehicle delivery and service will start in February.
link: https://t.co/hgcCx71c1K pic.twitter.com/tGQYYG8dtA
— Tsla Chan (@Tslachan) January 26, 2023
The post also says CentralWorld is “1 of 10 locations” where Tesla plans to install a V3 Supercharger in Thailand, offering up to 250kW charging speeds.
The news comes just a couple of months after Tesla began taking reservations for its Model 3 and Model Y in Thailand, which initially garnered around 5,000 reservations upon announcement.
The Tesla Model 3 and Model Y officially launched in Thailand in December, with prices starting at ฿1,759,000 ($50,170 USD) and ฿1,959,000 ($55,875 USD), respectively.
Last September, reports pointed out that Tesla was ramping up hiring in Thailand, which most thought would mean a launch coming soon to the country. That news also corroborated a previous filing that suggested an imminent Tesla launch in Thailand.