Karnataka minister invites Elon Musk to set up Tesla plant in Bengaluru

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Elon Musk recently released an update regarding the launch of Tesla in India. Responding to a question on Tesla’s launch in India, Musk said the company is “still working through a lot of challenges with the government”, without specifying when the carmaker will be arriving in India. Following the message, leaders of several state governments in India invited Musk to open a shop in their respective states. The latest state to join the list is Karnataka.

Karnataka’s Minister for Large and Medium Industries, Murugesh Nirani, in a tweet invited Musk to set up his shop in Bengaluru. “With over 400 R&D centres, 45+ EV startups and an EV cluster near Bengaluru, Karnataka has emerged as the EV hub of India. Mr. Elon Musk, Karnataka would be an ideal destination for setting up a Tesla plant. Bengaluru is already Tesla’s first address in India,” the minister wrote in his message.

With this, Karnataka joins the long list of states including Telangana, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab and Tamil Nadu that have invited Elon Musk to set up Tesla plants in their regions.

“Hey Elon, I am the Minister of Industry and Commerce of the State of Telangana in India Would be delighted to partner with Tesla in working through the challenges of setting up shop in India/Telangana Our state is a champion in sustainability initiatives and one of the best in India. Top business destination,” Kalvakuntala Taraka Rama Rao, Telangana Minister of Industry and Commerce, wrote in a tweet to Musk.

“Maharashtra is one of the most progressive states of India. We will provide you all the necessary support from Maharashtra to get established in India. We invite you to set up your manufacturing plant in Maharashtra,” Maharashtra State Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil wrote on Twitter.

It is worth noting that in 2020 the Tesla boss promised to bring his company to India with the first electric vehicle coming in 2021. Then last year Musk blamed the Indian government’s high import duties for not being able to bring Tesla to India.

“We want to do that, but the import duty is the highest in the world than any major country!” “Furthermore, treating clean energy vehicles on par with diesel or petrol does not seem to be fully compatible with India’s climate goals,” he wrote in a tweet.

Karnataka minister invites Elon Musk to set up Tesla plant in Bengaluru first appeared on BGR India.

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