Breaking his silence after news that Tesla finally entered India by registering it as a company in Bengaluru, its CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday that he is on track to fulfill his promise to allow electric cars to run on the roads of the country. parents .
According to the details available on the Business Registrar website, Tesla India Motors and Energy Private Limited have been merged and the registered address is Lavelle Road, Bengaluru.
Reacting to his 41.2 million followers, Musk tweeted about making India his next destination: “As promised”.
Musk, who communicates on important company issues via Twitter, however, has not released any further details about his plans for India.
In October last year, Musk, who overtook Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, as the richest man in the world with a whopping $ 195 billion net worth, said the electric car maker is finally ready to enter the Indian market. in the next year.
Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa tweeted on Tuesday to report that Tesla is setting up its research and development (R&D) center in Bengaluru to start operations in India soon.
The Karnataka government made a strong speech to invite Tesla to the state.
“Karnataka will lead India’s journey towards Green Mobility. Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla will soon start operations in India with an R&D unit in Bengaluru. I welcome @elonmusk to India and Karnataka and wish him all the best ”, Yediyurappa tweeted.
Tesla is also in contact with other state governments like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh to start operations in India.
Union Minister of Road and Road Transport, Nitin Gadkari, said last month that Tesla will start sales operations in early 2021 and then “perhaps” look at vehicle assembly and manufacturing in the country.
Tesla’s sales teams are currently working on creating customized sales and production orders for the Indian market, ensuring that orders are completed and validated once setup is complete.
The move will also open India to be selected as one of the countries where Tesla cars can be purchased.
Tesla officials held talks with the Karnataka government in September last year to open its research facilities at this technology center. The R&D unit in India is Tesla’s second outside the United States. Its first overseas center is in Shanghai, where it has a Gigafactory for making electric cars.
Karnataka, experienced in technology, is the first state in the country to have an electric vehicle policy to attract investment in the sunrise sector. A number of startups like Ola Electric, Sub Mobility and Ather have set up operations in the city.