Tesla India Launch: American electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla had recently announced to start its operations in the Indian market. This was confirmed by Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari himself. Nitin Gadkari had said that Tesla will launch its electric cars in the Indian market this year. On the same day yesterday, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has said that the company will set up its first manufacturing plant in Karnataka. But amidst all this, news is coming that there may be a slight delay in Tesla’s entry into India.
According to a report published in Business Today, an official told the media on condition of anonymity that the government has not yet received any firm proposal from the company. While on the one hand the Chief Minister has talked about starting a Tesla manufacturing plant in Karnataka, on the other hand, no development is being seen in terms of allocation of land for the plant, etc.
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Let me tell you that last month in Bangalore, the company has also been registered in the name of Tesla India Motors and Energy Private Limited. According to the Registrar of Companies (RoC), Vaibhav Taneja, Venkatarangam Shriram and David John Fenstein have been appointed as directors of Tesla India. The company’s corporate headquarters is located on Lavelle Road in the city.
Chief Minister’s tweet deleted: On January 12, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa had welcomed Tesla’s entry into India in a tweet on social networking site Twitter. He had said in the tweet that, “Karnataka will lead India’s journey towards green mobility.” Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla will soon start its operations in India with a Research and Development (R&D) unit in Bengaluru. I welcome Elon Musk (Founder of the company) to India and Karnataka and wish him all the best ”, but this tweet was deleted after a few hours.
Let me tell you, many states of the country are competing to welcome Tesla in their state. Tesla reportedly has not signed any deal or agreement in Karnataka. According to the report published in TOI, Maharashtra Industries Minister Subhas Desai recently said that the company is looking to open a showroom where it will display cars imported from the US and Europe. The selected model will be launched in India based on customer feedback from here.
However, apart from all these things, B.S. Yeddyurappa has clearly stated in the past that Tesla will set up its manufacturing plant in Karnataka. For this, an industrial corridor will also be built in Tumkur district of the state. He said that, Tesla’s arrival in India will have many benefits, the biggest benefit will be that people will get employment. He has estimated that Tesla’s entry into India will provide employment to about 2.8 lakh people.