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A way to get the Tesla Model Y into Production Quickly

Discussion in 'Future Vehicles' started by Graffi, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. Graffi

    Graffi Member

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    A few months ago I was reading something about India, and the growing market there, as well as the Pollution from Auto Transport.

    I thought, Why not have Tesla build a factory in India, and the first car to produce there could be the Model Y. Smaller than a Model X, and more room for, well, Everything, than a Model 3.

    Not only would it allow Tesla to get the Model Y into production, but it could then be a major EV in India and the rest of the world. Could you imagine a Gigafactory somewhere in this country, than has a larger English speaking population than any other country in the world.

    Just a thought....
     
  2. ewoodrick

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    You must not have been listening to the issues with import-export tariffs lately.
    But don't assume that because India has a need for reducing production, that they will buy Teslas. Apple is coming out of the market because they can't complete. Folks from India have VERY little income and can not afford prices that we pay in the US. When anyone sales into India, they have to dramatically drop their prices.

    Also, there are a LOT of other alternatives here in the states for production. Many manufacturers have moved production into the South where labor is cheaper, land easier to get, and some great tax benefits. Except for not having unionized labor, Freemont is probably one of the most expensive locations to build in. It does have great access to short trade routes to Asia though.
     
  3. Asymmetry

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    If it was made in India I would not buy a Tesla.
     
  4. Graffi

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    I was not thinking of Made in India to be shipped all over the world, just to India. Maybe SE Asia or even Africa. I think India could be a Big market for Tesla, and building it in India is a way to open up that market, as well as getting a smaller SUV on Tesla's international market.

    Then if it gains acceptance as a viable EV, Factories could be built in places like Australia and the USA.
     
  5. david_42

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    The current plan is to build the Model Y initially in China, which is a much wealthier country.
     

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