After the glitches and shortcomings of the Tesla launch in 2016 and 2017, there finally might be a piece of good news for the takers of EVs (or electric vehicles) in India.
According to Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and the Minister of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises, US electric vehicle and clean energy company Tesla, Inc. will commence its operations in India in early 2021.
Emphasizing the potential for electric vehicles in India, the minister stated that Tesla will initially begin with its sales operations, followed by chances of assembling and manufacturing, depending on buyers’ response.
As per recent reports, Tesla’s first model that will launch in the country might be the ‘more affordable’ Tesla Model 3. The bookings could start in several weeks. However, the sales will take place in the second half of the year. The CBU (completely built units) will be imported and anticipated to be priced at Rs. 55 lakh onwards. As done in other parts of the globe, Tesla will presumably manage its sales directly.