Tesla plans electric car factory in India

Tesla Motors in talks with India for temporary relief on importing high-end electric cars

A Tesla Model S charges at a Tesla Supercharger station in Cabazon, California. Photo: Reuters
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A Tesla Model S charges at a Tesla Supercharger station in Cabazon, California (Photo: Reuters)

Alnoor Peermohamed Bengaluru
Tesla Motors is planning to set up a factory in India to cater to the local demand for electric cars, at a time when the Modi government has launched an ambitious plan of moving to 100 per cent electric mobility by 2030.

The US carmaker is looking to enter India as a retailer and is in talks with the government for waiver of restrictions on imports of its high-end electric cars until its factory is built here.

“In discussions with the government of India requesting temporary relief on import penalties/restrictions until a local factory is built,” Elon Musk, chief executive

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First Published: Jun 16 2017 | 4:50 AM IST

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