Termed as car of the future – Tesla – is all set to make its appearance in the Indian market in the year 2021. Tesla, which is electric based automobile, has alluded the Indian automobile market for long. Given the space for clean energy and government’s focus on reducing carbon emissions, the US-based car manufacturer is all set to start sending customised vehicle to the Indian market.
On Monday, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, reportedly confirmed Tesla’s debut in India will happen in early 2021. However, there is no official confirmation so far for the launch dates yet. It is learned that the US electric vehicle maker is likely to launch its S3 model in India by June 2021. Sources in the know of the development told ABP News that bookings for the sedan will start next month.
It is to be understood that Tesla will start its distribution and sales in the upcoming year. Manufacturing and assembly of Tesla cars will be a project that will fructify later.
Designer, owner, inventor and the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk had assured that the Indian market can see its futuristic automobiles in 2021. In a tweet reply to a handle in October had said “next year for sure” the Tesla operations can be up and running in India.
As per multiple reports, booking for the electric powered vehicle could start in few weeks. The first model expected to hit Indian markets will be Tesla Model 3. More affordable Tesla Model 3, at first, will come to India as custom a built unit suited as per Indian norms. It is rumoured that the Tesla car could cost around Rs 55 lakh.
Tesla had raised hopes of the Indian consumers when it had started taking advance booking in year 2016 and 2017. Both the times billionaire Elon Musk blamed norms or termed difficulties in entering the Indian market.
(With inputs from Piyush Pandey)
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