Tesla Has Finally Arrived In India Will Tesla Be Able To Handle Indian Roads
Tesla to set up electric car manufacturing unit in India /Will Tesla Be Able To Handle Indian Roads\n\nTesla has finally arrived in India ,American firm Tesla will open a electric-car manufacturing unit in Indian state of Karnataka,,Tesla is a car-manufacturing company based in the USA and is known for its groundbreaking innovation in electric vehicles\nTesla’s Research and Development team has registered itself with the Registrar of Companies as Tesla India Motors and Energy Private Limited in Bangalore. Discussions regarding building its manufacturing units in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh have already ensued\nHow Affordable Is A Tesla Car For An Indian?\nIn India, cars have usually been expensive compared to other countries,, Tesla has set out to launch around five models of cars by this year.\nTesla 3, the first model that will launch by March, will cost around 60 lakh rupees. While Model S would go up to 1 crore rupees, Model X will cost close to 2 crore rupees\nThe Indian EV (Electric Vehicles) market has been slow for a long time.The growing EV industry in India is also building capacities in fuel cell vehicles, as well as watercraft. Tata Motors and Mahindra are also making notable progress in the development of electric vehicles Compared to Tesla, TATA Nexon (one of the electricity-run cars in India) starts from around 13.99 lakh rupees only, which is twice the price of the same model that runs on petrol.\nHowever, the maintenance cost of EV is significantly lesser than normal cars, since the cost of petrol is around 80 rupees/litre nowadays. Yet, would Indians be willing to make such a change that demands a high first-time investment\nBut however there arise two questions \n1 . Will Teslas cars can handle indian roads and traffic conditions? Will autopilot have any effect in india? These questions matter a lot in terms of what a consumer in india will get .\nIndian roads have been a victim of poor infrastructure and maintenance, Although the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act was legislated in 2019, aiming to improve road safety, the number of road fatalities in India is still high,, Three million vehicles were registered in India as of 2019, making the country heaviest in terms of road traffic\n 2. Will Tesla be able to compete effectively in the competition to increase its market growth? Will it be able to incite interest in the public to purchase EV cars?\nFrom 2019 to 2020, India witnessed a surge in the purchase of EVs. Around 1.56 lakh EVs were sold in India, which includes 90,000 electric rickshaws and 1.52 lakh two-wheelers. Yet, only 3,400 electric cars were sold, which is a very disappointing figure\nIndian roads have been a victim , of poor infrastructure , and maintenance . Although the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act , was legislated , in 2019, aiming to improve road safety, the number of road fatalities , in India is still high . Three million vehicles were registered in India as of 2019, making the country heaviest in terms of road traffic\nAround 1 point 56 lakh EVs were sold in India, which includes 90,000 electric rickshaws , and 1 point 52 lakh two wheelers.\nYet, only 3,400 electric cars were sold, which is a very disappointing figure\nBut , 2021 could prove to be a pivotal year , for the sector . Experts say , the upcoming budget is an opportunity to introduce measures , that will see more EVs , plying on the roads , in the coming years . Also the government of India allocated , over Rs 600 crore for the Faster Adoption , and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) , and Electric Vehicles , in India programme , (Fame India)
Tesla sets the stage for a launch in the Indian market
Tesla Inc is one step closer to launching its operations in India by registering a company in that country. This is evidenced by the published regulatory documentation.
Tesla Motors India and Energy Private Limited was incorporated on January 8. The corporate office will be located in Bangalore, which is already the center for several other global technology companies..
Official documents show that the Indian division will be led by three directors, including David Feinstein, who is currently the senior executive of Tesla.
Transport Minister of India Nitin Gadkari told local media in December that the American electric vehicle maker would start with sales and then could go into assembly and production of its models.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk in recent years, he has tweeted quite often about the upcoming expansion of his automotive business to India.
This move comes against the backdrop of how the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi promotes the production and use of electric vehicles with the aim of reducing the country’s oil dependence and reducing environmental pollution.
However, the efforts of the authorities are faced with the problem of lack of investment in production and infrastructure..
India plans to offer $ 4.6 billion to companies building advanced battery manufacturing facilities to stimulate investment in this sector, according to a government proposal..