Tesla will not manufacture in India if not allowed to sell & service cars: Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, has stated that the business will not manufacture electric vehicles in India until it is given permission to sell its services and cars first.

Tesla has been preparing to join the Indian market for electric vehicles (EVs) for quite some time. The news of Tesla’s arrival into India initially surfaced in 2019. The corporation has been in discussions with the authorities since then about launching its products in the country. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, has mentioned multiple times that the company’s electric vehicles will be accessible in India. However, it appears that Tesla fans will have to wait a long time to get their hands on the company’s electric vehicle.

Musk recently stated why Tesla will not manufacture cars in India, despite the government’s need that the business begin selling its electric vehicles and services in the country. In response to a tweet about Tesla establishing a manufacturing factory in India, Musk stated that the company will not produce cars in India unless it is first authorised to sell its electric vehicles and services.

The SpaceX founder also mentioned the company’s Starlink internet infrastructure delivering services in the country in the same Twitter discussion. Musk responded to a query about the service’s availability in India by saying that the business was in negotiations with the government about it.

The founder of The Boring Company has already expressed interest in bringing Tesla electric vehicles to India. Musk noted earlier this year, in response to a question on Tesla EV availability in India, that the business was still working out details with the government.

It’s worth mentioning that Tesla has been attempting to break into the Indian market for some time. However, because to the country’s high import charges on electric vehicles, its admission has been restricted. For comparison, India charges a 60% import tariff on electric vehicles costing less than $40,000 and a 100% levy on those costing more than $40,000.

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