Submitted by wisam.alrawi on April 5, 2019
I have a YouTube channel to promote Tesla in the Middle East and educate people about EV and their benefits. I've had my Model S for 6 months now and I love it ! I do the videos in Arabic so it's easier to understand and I give them my experience with the car as a Tesla owner from San Diego, CA.
Unfortunately, Tesla presence in the Middle East is poor. Only UAE and Jordan, thus far. No Saudi Arabia or other countries such as Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait and others. It's SAD!
A lot of people ask me on the channel to speak to Tesla to see what's taking them so long. The Saudis are sitting on a pile of cash and people would love to buy Tesla's high end vehicles. They love to show off. That should boost the sales of Model S and X. Given the new car sales numbers that just came out, maybe Tesla should seriously consider opening a store in Saudi Arabia and start building their Supercharger network there. People say why import from UAE if there are no Supercharger network in Saudi Arabia? which makes sense. Also Saudi Arabia has no taxes. It's easier to buy electric cars without the need for incentives. Solar can be a good opportunity too.
Egypt got some local dealers who imports Tesla vehicles then sell them locally. This is bad as without a Tesla dedicated service center those buyers are out of luck if they need technical support.
So Tesla would you please consider expanding your presence to the Middle East? Saudi Arabia?