For a long time, Elon Musk has wanted to introduce Tesla to the Indian market. As a result, he is constantly pressuring India’s government to make concessions. He is exerting pressure on the government in this regard, but the government has refused to submit and has demanded this ‘commitment.’
Elon Musk‘s wager didn’t pan out.
Elon Musk is always pleading with the government to lower the import tariff on his electric vehicles. He is also attempting this in various ways. He recently stated on social media that he is encountering “challenges” in his efforts to launch his vehicle in India with the Indian government.
Musk’s bet, however, did not pay off. Musk wants the government to lower import tariffs in exchange for a ‘commitment’ to build Tesla vehicles in India. According to sources cited by our affiliate publication Business Today, the government has rejected Elon Musk’s claim of facing “challenges.”
The Modi government will not be swayed.
According to sources, the government will not give in to these ruses to put pressure on the company. The PLI scheme for the automobile industry was recently launched by the government. In such a situation, Tesla will benefit if it produces its products in India. At the same time, Tesla can bring its cars to India in pieces and assemble them here with no import duties.
Elon Musk’s tweet elicited a response from the government.
Elon Musk recently mentioned ‘challenges’ while responding to a question on Twitter from @PPathole, an Indian user. On Twitter, Elon Musk was asked if Tesla would be coming to India.
Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla, responded by saying that his company is facing numerous challenges in launching the car in India, and that efforts are being made to overcome them in collaboration with the government.
Tesla is pleading with the Indian government to lower the duty on electric vehicles imported into the country. This year, Tesla plans to begin selling its imported electric cars in India. Tesla’s demand is being resisted by local EV companies. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently asked Tesla to concentrate on selling Made-in-India cars in India, but Musk wants to see how well imported cars perform in the local market before deciding to build a factory there.