Tesla India’s entry is on track revealed CEO Elon Musk. The Electric manufacturer will start the process to bring Tesla cars to India in January 2021.
The announcement was on Twitter while replying to a tweet by Tesla Club India that, ‘is there an India team working on the next year for sure scheduled Tesla entry’ , Musk in response said: “Will release order configurator probably in Jan”. While this means the EV cars would be available in India, maybe as custom orders. But, it is still not clear whether the cars would be locally manufactured under the Make in India initiative or they would be imported from other Gigafatories.
Elon Musk sometime back replied to a tweet that asked about the progress on Tesla’s plans, where he replied back saying “Next year for sure,”
This comes at a time when India is ramping up charging infrastructure for electric vehicles with the multiple states offering incentives on Electric Vehicles, Delhi government yesterday announced the exemption of road tax on battery-operated vehicles.
Tesla is yet to launch its EV car in any of the South Asian countries.