The entry-level sedan in Tesla’s range is priced at $35,000-44,000 (approximately Rs.26-33 lakh) in the US but could be priced above Rs.60 lakh in India.
Tesla Model 3 Car (1)
A lot has been said about Tesla coming to India. American electric car makers are looking at potential dealership locations and the electric cars are already in testing with various agencies. This means that the launch of the car is closer than ever. Adding to the speculation is the recent meeting of a Tesla India official with Giridhar Armane, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, in Delhi.
The video shows a Tesla Model 3 in a government office, taking a government official for a short testing drive in a Tesla Model 3 sedan with the secretary in the passenger seat. This certainly gives a boost to Tesla’s entry in the country. In January this year, co-founder Elon Musk confirmed the brand’s entry into India via a tweet. But compared to the previous years, now there has been some stir regarding its launch. Tesla is reportedly looking for vacant space for its showrooms in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru in the upscale areas of the respective cities.
Tesla demands Indian government to reduce import fees
A previous report indicated that Tesla asked the Indian government whether import fees could be reduced to 40 percent from the current 60-100 percent. Further, the company also asked the government whether the 10 per cent social welfare surcharge, which is levied on all imported cars, can be used for health care and education programs across the country. is done for. In response, the Ministry of Heavy Industries and the Ministry of Finance asked Tesla to consider local assembly of cars without any tax breaks, as well as to increase localization and share ramp-up schemes. asked for.
There has been no update for the electric car maker since the tax break. This will also start a debate as to why Tesla is getting special benefits while brands like Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Jaguar are paying full import fees to introduce electric cars in India.
Tesla Model 3 will be launched first in India
Meanwhile, the Tesla Model 3 is expected to be the brand’s first offering in India. The entry-level sedan in Tesla’s range is priced at $35,000-44,000 (approximately Rs.26-33 lakh) in the US but could be priced above Rs.60 lakh in India.
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