Tesla-Israel turns to tech companies to lease electric vehicles
14 January 2021 - calcalistech
The services Tesla is offering include car maintenance, charging services, and auxiliary garage services as needed. Some 40%-60% of sales in the electric vehicle market are for entire fleets
Tesla-Israel will not focus its sales activities solely on private customers, but also on businesses who own fleets of vehicles, Calcalist has learned. The company's representatives have reached out to several local tech companies with initial inquiries regarding the purchase of the vehicles that are set to arrive in Israel sometime during the first half of 2021.
The package offered to those companies includes car maintenance services, charging services - including installing charging stations for businesses - as well as auxiliary garage services as needed. Last week, the Israeli Ministry of Transportation officially approved Tesla-Israel's request to delay its import license to import its electric vehicles to the country.
Tesla-Israel's decision to not only focus on its private customers but also on enterprise clients, and mainly those in the tech industry shouldn't come as a surprise. Between 40%-60% of sales in the Israeli electric vehicle market are for entire vehicle fleets, and its sales to tech companies can help it penetrate the market and perhaps aid in it's branding riding on the reputation of the leasing companies. Tesla-Israel's inquiries to companies is currently geared towards vehicle fleets of up to 25 cars, or as Tesla refers to them, "small to medium" sized-fleets.
Tesla will initially be importing only three models, it's basic version, the Model 3, is likely to be most suitable for companies; despite the fact that they will be sold with a hefty price tag of over NIS 250,000 ($79,600).