Tesla Model Y Becomes 3rd Best-Selling EV in Thailand After February Debut

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Tesla began shipping its Model 3 and Y electric vehicles (EVs) to Thailand last month, delivering a total of 709 units to customers in the same month, according to Car News China (via @Tslachan).

The deliveries were comprised of 534 Model Y units and 175 Model 3 units, making up 9.7 and 3.2 percent of the country’s EV market share, respectively.

The Model 3 was the third best-selling EV in the country during February, falling behind the first and second sellers the BYD Atto 3 (2,068) and the NETA V (1,254).

More Tesla vehicles are expected to be shipped to Thailand in March, and the automaker is working on creating a delivery network in the country.

The vehicles are shipped from Tesla’s Gigafactory in Shanghai, China, where it builds both Model 3 and Model Y units. These units are then shipped to customers both in China, and to several surrounding countries, now including Thailand.

Tesla debuted its first V3 Supercharger in Thailand last month, in addition to building its first store in the country, located in Bangkok.

In December, upon Tesla opening its order configurator for customers in Thailand, the automaker garnered around 5,000 reservations for Model 3 and Y units.

Additionally, Tesla began hiring in Thailand last September, suggesting that the automaker would be launching car sales in the country in the months to follow.