Tesla Update : Nitin Gadkari confirms 2021 will be the year of Tesla to have a distribution facility In India
Association Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari affirmed that Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors will enter India in 2021. Gadkari said that the American electric vehicle major is set to begin its activities in India one year from now, adding that the organization would likewise see setting up an assembling unit dependent on interest.
Tesla Inc. prime supporter and CEO Elon Musk had on December 27 said the organization will enter the Indian market in 2021 when he answered a Twitter client about Tesla’s conceivable section in the nation. Musk had said ‘however unquestionably this year,’ while answering a question on Tesla’s India plans on Twitter.
“American auto major Tesla will have its distribution facility (sale centers) for its cars in India from next year and considering the demand it would look into setting up of manufacturing here. India has the potential to become the largest EV (electric vehicle) producer in the world in the next five years,” Gadkari told PTI.
The Transport Minister has been pushing for green fuel and electric vehicles for cutting India’s huge Rs 8 lakh crore crude imports and towards battling climate change. “With India’s pledge to reduce carbon emissions by 30-35 percent by 2030 and efforts to cut down on Rs 8 lakh crore-worth crude oil imports, the focus is also on green fuel and electricity as well as EVs,” the minister said.