Charged Hong Kong Members' Stories #008 -- Mr. Joe Nguyen

Mr. Joe Nguyen and his Tesla cap
Photo by Linda Nguyen

Singapore's Number 1 Tesla hero Mr. Joe Nguyen is a phenomenal figure at the world's stage. He's a true climate change fighter, sparing no expense in bringing in Singapore's first Tesla Roadster and also Singapore's first Tesla Model S P85. He overcame numerous challenges and paid ridiculous fines. Since then, he has shared his experience in numerous interviews and his story has been circulated around the globe. He was in Hong Kong for the weekend, and he's our guest of Charged Hong Kong Members' Stories #008.

Joe (left) kindly accepted my interview invitation at the New Tesla Model S Unveil Event @Pacific Place Hong Kong
Photo by Linda Nguyen

Here's Part 1 of our interview below:

Here're some photos you should see before you watch Part 2 of our interview:

The infamous 444Wh/km
Photo from Joe
VICOM Technician taking off the bumper
Photo from Joe
VICOM Technician found no tailpipe
Photo from Joe
VICOM Technician not knowing what to do with Model S
Photo from Joe

Here's our Part 2 of the interview:


Joe Nguyen's Facebook:

Joe Nguyen's Twitter:

Joe's story on Charged Hong Kong Facebook

Joe's 444Wh/km

Elon replying to Joe over Twitter

Tesla Model S owner protests Singapore's carbon emissions surcharge @CNBC

UN body on Tesla: Singapore likely to be only nation factoring carbon emission from grid for EVs +Channel NewsAsia

Tesla owner Joe Nguyen opens up about his ordeal @RazorTV

Everyone wants to sit in the one and only Tesla Model S in Singapore @RazorTV

Electric Car Owner Fined $15,000 Because It Causes Too Much Pollution

Singapore Fines Tesla Model S Owner for Excessive Emissions +Car and Driver Magazine

Singapore’s LTA says the Tesla Model S it tested was a used car, hence its low efficiency +Tech in Asia

Singapore’s Penalty for Electric Cars – The First Tesla Model S in Singapore @Alvinology

LTA on Tesla: CO2 emissions for electric cars start at power grid +Channel NewsAsia

Tesla boss calls PM Lee over CO2 surcharge levied on first Model S in Singapore @Straits Times