Oh oh oh.. our first news post christmas is straight from Santa's bag. Tesla is gearing up for it's India launch and there could not be a better gift to start your day!
Tesla, the world’s most valuable automaker, is all set to enter the Indian market in 2021. The US electric vehicle giant will bring its best-selling and most affordable Model 3 here by mid 2021 and the booking will start next month.
While the deliveries will begin later, the bookings for the electric sedan will commence in India from next month.
As of now, they will focus on direct selling, like their international way of selling. They are likely to import the Completely Built Unit (CBU). For this reason, the starting price is expected to be in the range of rupees 55 lakhs.
Tesla had also reportedly held discussions with multiple state governments and central governments regarding setting up local manufacturing units.
Bottom line: Yes, good news and big boost to the Indian EV ecosystem. But, without govt incentives, Tesla might be beyond the reach of the mass.