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Tesla seeks lower taxes on sale of imported EVs in India: Report

The California-based maker of electric vehicles has written to the transport and industry ministries for reducing import duty on electric cars to 40 per cent from the current range of 60%-100%

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Shruti Srivastava | Bloomberg
Tesla Inc. has sought lower taxes on import of electric vehicles in India, people with the knowledge of the matter said, as it looks to commence operations in Asia’s third-largest economy.

The California-based maker of electric vehicles has written to the transport and industry ministries for reducing import duty on electric cars to 40 per cent from the current range of 60 per cent-100 per cent for vehicles depending on their import value, the people said, declining to be identified as the matter is not public. 

Earlier, Reuters reported that Tesla has pitched to Indian ministries to reduce federal taxes on imports

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First Published: Jul 23 2021 | 10:50 PM IST

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