Tesla cars are the most futuristic car in the world which runs on Battery. And Tesla wants to bring their car to India. Tesla was officially registered in India on 8 January 2021 in Bengaluru, Karnataka as the name of Tesla India Motors And Energy Private Limited.
Elon Musk has wanted to sell Tesla Inc. cars in India as early as 2019. Three years later, the U.S. electric-vehicle pioneer isn’t really much closer. Recently on Thursday, by a tweet, Elon confirmes that Tesla In India Due To ‘Challenges With The Government’.
Situation of Tesla In India
On 12th January, Pranay Pathole asks Elon Must by tagging on Twitter ‘any further update as to when Tesla’s will launch in India? They’re pretty awesome and deserve to be in every corner of the world!’. As a response, Elon Musk says ‘Still working through a lot of challenges with the government’.
Still working through a lot of challenges with the government— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 12, 2022
In August, Tesla had received approval for four models from India’s testing agencies. The approval did not signify an immediate launch. The company is hoping put lower price tags on its cars, which is otherwise not possible because of high import duties.
Tesla was suffering to bring Tesla cars in India due to Heavy Import Duties. Currently, India imposes 100% duty on fully imported cars with CIF (Cost, Insurance, and Freight) value of more than $40,000.
A month after the approval, Tesla had taken the request for lowering import taxes to the Prime Minister’s Office, according to Reuters. In October, an Indian minister said he had asked Tesla to avoid selling China-made cars in the country, also urged the automaker to manufacture, sell, and export vehicles from a local factory. Musk has demanded lower taxes so that Tesla can start off by selling their imported vehicles at a cheaper price in a budget-conscious market.