Tesla Will Launch Operations in India in 2021

India’s transport minister Nitin Gadkari announced during a Monday morning press conference that electric-car maker will come officially start operations in the country early next year.

India’s transport minister Nitin Gadkari announced during a Monday morning press conference that electric-car maker will come officially start operations in the country early next year.

According to a Business Insider report, the company said in a statement that the first model to be launched in the country will be Model 3, which is the cheapest among all Tesla vehicles, with prices starting at over $74,739. The media outlet also pointed out that the bookings will start in January.

Though keen to reduce its oil dependence and cut down on pollution, the Indian government’s efforts to promote electric vehicles have been so far stymied by a lack of investment in manufacturing and infrastructure such as charging stations.

In October, the Indian government had invited the electric-car maker to the state, a couple of weeks after Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk suggested entering the country in 2021.


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