Elon comments on Tesla in India – “Tesla will not put a manufacturing plant in any location where we are not allowed first to sell & service cars.”
When will Tesla begin operations in India? Is Starlink planning a visit to the country? Elon Musk responded to these frequently asked questions on Twitter on Friday. While the world’s richest man has been in the news recently for a variety of reasons, including his $44 billion Twitter buy and his political views, Indians are most interested in the much-anticipated coming of Tesla – a car business based in Texas, United States – to the country.
Elon Musk is welcome to manufacture electric vehicles in India, according to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, but it cannot be a “good proposition” if the Tesla CEO wants to construct in China and sell in India.
“It is a very easy alternative; if Elon Musk is ready to manufacture a Tesla in India, there is no problem. We have got all the competencies, the vendors are available. We have got all types of technology and because of that, he can reduce the cost,” Gadkari had said while speaking at a private event in Delhi.
“He is welcome in India. We don’t have any problem, but, suppose, he wants to manufacture in China and sell in India, it cannot be a good proposition for India. Our request to him is, come to India and manufacture here,” Gadkari said.
Meanwhile, with regard to Starlink, the question “Elon, any update on Starlink approval usage in India? Starlink’s vision to provide cheap and fast Internet connection all over the world is incredible … Starlink in India would be an absolute HIT” was asked he responded, “we are waiting for government approval”.