Ola Cabs CEO Bhavish Aggarwal has said that he will not invite Tesla CEO Elon Musk to the company’s two-wheeler manufacturing facility as he feels the Boring Company founder will have no option but to come to India when the country is the global leader of electrification. will become the center. ,
“Why should I invite Musk? This is the one we should invite because we have to take pride in our work,” Agarwal said in a statement to IANS.
“No company can bring true mobility to the world. Not Tesla, not Ola. Our focus is on empowering our communities and building electrification for India and the world, and really building the industry of the future right here, “They said.
It is worth noting that the CEO of Ola recently revealed that the company will soon enter the autonomous vehicle segment in India. He also revealed that Ola Electric has started testing an autonomous vehicle that it plans to launch in the global market in late 2023 or early 2024. Further, Agarwal revealed that the autonomous driving feature will not debut with their Ola Electric S1 series two. Wheeled instead, the company will offer this feature with the electric car. The objective of these schemes is to make India a global electric hub.
On the sidelines of this announcement, Agarwal said that once the company has achieved the milestone, Musk will come to India. “Once we achieve that, Musk will come automatically,” he said.
Interestingly, this is not the first time that the Ola CEO has spoken about Musk’s plans to introduce Tesla cars in India. Talking to reporters at the launch of the company’s electric scooter last year, Agarwal welcomed Musk to India.
“I welcome that gentleman to India… you know competition is good, in the end, the industry has to create a sustainability revolution in the country,” he said in response to Tesla’s demand for reducing import duties on its EVs. When asked about it was said. Operating here on India.
He had also said that companies who want to import their vehicles into India should invest in India. “And, companies, whether Indian or international, should invest in India and that is my comment to anyone who wants to import into India,” he said at the time, as reported by PTI.
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