Tesla Registers in Israel for More Than Electric Cars

Tesla car charging. (Elliott Brow)

The U.S.-based electric car maker Tesla appears to be gearing up to enter the Israeli market, both for cars and for solar energy, according to Globes on Monday.

The tipoff was Tesla’s decision two weeks ago to register a wholly-owned subsidiary in Israel under the name Tesla Motors Israel.

In a registry statement, the company described its business as “The importation, distribution, sale, maintenance and repair of electric vehicles and mobile energy storage systems, energy generation systems and equipment, including solar panels, solar energy systems, and/or other solar energy conversion systems, and in general all other energy generation systems…”

In recent months Tesla has taken several other preparatory steps towards an Israeli launch, including talks with electricity charging installation companies and publication of help wanted ads, presumably for future operations in country.