24/10/2020

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Musk says Tesla to enter India ‘next year for sure’

BENGALURU — Tesla Inc chief executive Elon Musk indicated on Friday that the U.S. electrical...

BENGALURU — Tesla Inc chief executive Elon Musk indicated on Friday that the U.S. electrical carmaker will make a foray into India in 2021.

“Next yr for positive,” Musk said on Twitter in reply to a put up with a photograph of a T-shirt with the message: “India desires Tesla”.

“Thanks for waiting around,” Musk said.

Tesla’s entry could appear at a time when Primary Minister Narendra Modi is significantly getting to be focussed on advertising the use and manufacture of electrical autos.

India’s automobile sector, now reeling from a slowdown in desire past yr, has been further strike by the novel coronavirus pandemic and carmakers are searching for government assistance to force sales.

Musk commented past yr about coming to India, in response to an individual on Twitter who questioned “What about India sir?”.

“Would really like to be there this yr. If not, absolutely future!” he said in March 2019.

Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru Editing by Aditya Kalra Editing by Robert Birsel.

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