Tesla nears “India debut” with four models

There is a long awaited arrival of electric vehicle giant Tesla in India. The carmaker has got approval to manufacture or import four of its models in the country, taking it one step closer to realizing this dream. According to Bloomberg, citing a notice on the website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, four Tesla models have been certified as roadworthy in India.

According to the website, four Tesla models meet the safety and pollution norms of the Indian market. As per the posting, “The tests verify that the cars meet the Indian market standards in terms of pollution, safety and roadworthiness. These models are variants of the Model 3 and Model Y, as previously reported by Tesla Fan Club. Was. .

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said a plant in India is “very likely” provided the company can first assess the market by importing cars. The electric vehicle maker is also pushing for a reduction in import taxes, tweeting last month that the country’s import duties are among the highest in the world. According to him, the country equates clean energy cars to gasoline, which is inconsistent with the country’s climate goals.

According to news agencies earlier this month, the Indian government has urged EV manufacturers to start manufacturing local procurement and provide specific production plans before approving the proposal for tax cuts.


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