Known as a corporate loose cannon, Elon Musk on Thursday bore down on the Singapore government for the city state's 'unwelcoming attitude' towards his company and its plans to introduce electric cars into the country.
Musk was responding to a tweet asking him why his company Tesla was not in Singapore. In his tweet retort he said, "Government has been unwelcome."
Govt has been unwelcome— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 3, 2019
Continuing his Twitter tirade against the city-state, he said that the country has enough land mass to make a total switch to solar energy.
Singapore has enough area to switch to solar/battery & be energy-independent— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 3, 2019
Earlier in May 2018 Musk had tweeted his complaints against the ‘unsupportive' Singaporean government.
We tried, but Singapore govt is not supportive of electric vehicles— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 26, 2018
He planned to visit India again in 2019 but said that Delhi's tough government regulations are ‘challenging'. He also criticised the nation's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms.
Would love to be in India. Some challenging government regulations, unfortunately. Deepak Ahuja, our CFO, is from India. Tesla will be there as soon as he believes we should.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 30, 2018