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Blog Musk Says Tesla in Discussions to Bring Sales to India

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  1. TMC Staff

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    Tesla is negotiating with the Indian government about opening up sales and building a factory in the country, according to a tweet this week from CEO Elon Musk. In discussions with the government of India requesting temporary relief on import penalties/restrictions until a local factory is built — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 14, 2017 Tesla...
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  2. mkjayakumar

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    I doubt Tesla will be given special treatment for a temporary relief. And I also doubt India will be a market of any significance for EVs for quite sometime. Not the S or X, maybe M3 has chance to get some foot hold? Many apartments have garages in the ground floor though and chargers can be installed.

    But I have to admit, Musk has a huge following among 20 somethings there.
     
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  3. elasalle

    elasalle Show me the M$$3

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    I think Tesla's approach to India should be via Solar Panels and battery Pack. (for individual and Utility)
     
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    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    I admire Elon's optimism that it is worth building a Tesla factory in India just for that market. That is really thinking long term. I wouldn't be that brave. While India has a huge and growing middle class (over 200 million depending on how you measure it) I am not sure how many of them could afford even a base Model 3.
     
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  5. krazineurons

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    You would be surprised knowing how many people can afford a base model 3 in India. Look at Audi, Merc, Volvo, BMW sales in India. http://wap.business-standard.com/article/companies/luxury-car-makers-are-going-native-as-sales-surge-115033000033_1.html its growing each year. With in house factory import duty will not be imposed meaning it would be half the price of these luxury cars, real value!
     
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