Tesla in Lebanon as Taxi and opening a showroom in Beirut. Supercharger corridor in Middle East?

Tesla in Lebanon as Taxi and opening a showroom in Beirut. Supercharger corridor in Middle East?

Hello there,

I was thinking of starting a Taxi business in Lebanon, I know that because of traffic, the car would spend a lot of fuel idling, whereas, it wouldn't with a Tesla. Does anyone know of a contact number or department I could contact for them to help with bulk prices for several cars, installation, equipment, and perhaps give me a design to which I could build the actual Taxi station to. The company would use only Tesla cars.

Also, to open a showroom, if I were to sponsor, provide accommodation or build for Tesla, could I then regain the money back?

There are no import taxes on Hybrid/fully-electric cars so a HUGE amount of money could be saved, and profit made, from selling in Lebanon. It's a developing country, and it would be good to see some electric vehicles potentially replace the ones currently on the road. That would make the traffic quiet, and the only thing that you would be able to hear would be the beeping horns. There would be no engine sound, and just wind whistling away and horns

Selling electric cars, or an SUV like the upcoming Model X, would be beneficial. It has a rising economy and it can improve even more if they sell their fuel away whilst not using any themselves, creating a large profit by selling off oil, and by saving money on fuel by using electricity

Places like these would also be ideal for Superchargers

Also, later on, linking up Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, and then Dubai. You could do a road trip through the safer parts of the Middle East, on 100% electricity. This would open another great corridor?

B744Mike | June 21, 2014

This will never happen. Even a cursory glance at the internet reveals that Tesla have no middle men or agents. They own their show rooms. They build their own superchargers. I doubt there is anything like bulk pricing. They can't keep up with demand now, so why give discounts. Besides the ME has lots of problems to fix before it would be worth the investment.

420weblazeit | July 12, 2014

B744Mike, the Middle East, or Lebanon in particular has near enough no issues that need fixing ;)

Lebanon charges import taxes based on engine displacement, and with electricity being stable, building Superchargers wouldn't be a problem

They could open their own showrooms, and I'm sure that a lot of people who purchase high end Mercedes would jump at something that costs less and performs better, and is cooler...

420weblazeit | July 17, 2014

0% taxes to improve private imports. But, 3G won't work and there needs to be an official way of import.

They could start a showroom in Beirut. First, do Lebanon and then Israel in Tel-Aviv

Cap_badwy | January 7, 2015

hi 420webla don't try with teslamotors company , they have very negative view about middle east , and it's not honest view and i doubt that there are hidden reasons beyond what they are saying .. they just don't want to present such technology or services in middle east ...
they looks very angry from us because we own Oil and sell it to them ...
but it's not our mistake that we have Oil in our lands and now they don't want give us such new technology !!
I like tesla and i have one of those cars and i am very interested to present it to my people and to my country too ... but you can do it by your own effort ..don't depend on tesla company to help you at any step...
if you can give me your contacts i can tell you much more about my experince about tesla ...

420weblazeit | August 10, 2015

Cap_badwy, my WhatsApp is +447831369310, my Skype is MuzzaHukka.

I've managed to get a Tesla into Lebanon and many other parts of the world, it's actually pretty simple.

If you're interested in one, let me know...

johnse | August 10, 2015

These forums are user forums, generally not monitored by Tesla. If you really want to talk with them about expansion in your areas, you will need to go through more direct channels.

adoh2010 | August 10, 2015

You can always have your own fast charging stations installed. They're not that expensive and you probably need one or two in Beirut. There will be no bulk discounts as there are no middlemen so you're already getting the best price whether you buy one or 1000.

adoh2010 | August 10, 2015

You will ned to get a shop certified from Tesla to work on the cars as well. There are tons of independent shops in America that are Tesla so I don't think that would be a problem. Waiting for parts to ship from Cali is an issue though...

DTsea | August 11, 2015

Adoh there are NO independent shops in America that service Tesla. zero.

DTsea | August 11, 2015

Just body shops for crash repair.

Boredwithnames | August 11, 2015

As much as i desire a Tesla, for your situation a Nissan Leaf would be much, much better.

Less than half the price and faster to fully charge its (admittedly smaller) battery pack.

doubeld | August 11, 2015

They are giving away HPWCs, so that may be a quicker way to get fast charging abilities in remote areas. Consult with them on those devices - if anything you could get a discount on, HPWCs might be the better bet.

I don't think Tesla is that politically motivated against any particular areas. They have Superchargers in very oil-rich regions in North America already. If anything, it's probably a more favorable place for them, just to prove a point.

relotnek | August 11, 2015