Tesla may make India debut in 2021 as CEO Elon Musk makes biggest revelation yet

Elon Musk, in a reply to a tweet, said Tesla will reach India by next year.Elon Musk may be eyeing India's push towards electric mobility with a whole lot of interest.
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| Updated on: 03 Oct 2020, 08:11 AM
India could become the next big market for Tesla as Elon Musk looks to boost sales figures. (File photo used for representational purpose) (REUTERS)
India could become the next big market for Tesla as Elon Musk looks to boost sales figures. (File photo used for representational purpose) (REUTERS)
India could become the next big market for Tesla as Elon Musk looks to boost sales figures. (File photo used for representational purpose) (REUTERS)
India could become the next big market for Tesla as Elon Musk looks to boost sales figures. (File photo used for representational purpose)

Tesla Inc chief executive Elon Musk indicated on Friday that the US electric carmaker will make a foray into India in 2021.

"Next year for sure," Musk said on Twitter in reply to a post with a photograph of a T-shirt with the message: "India wants Tesla".

"Thanks for waiting," Musk said.

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(Also read: Tesla Model 3 sedan to arrive in India? Hopefully soon, says Elon Musk)

Tesla's entry could come at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is increasingly becoming focussed on promoting the use and manufacture of electric vehicles.

(Also read: Tesla in talks to establish R&D centre in Bengaluru)

India's auto sector, already reeling from a slowdown in demand last year, has been further hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic and carmakers are seeking government support to push sales.

Musk commented last year about coming to India, in response to someone on Twitter who asked "What about India sir?".

"Would love to be there this year. If not, definitely next!" he said in March 2019.

First Published Date: 02 Oct 2020, 04:05 PM IST
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