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Elon Musk’s India Visit Postponed Due To ‘Very Heavy’ Tesla Obligations


The eagerly awaited visit of Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, to India has been postponed due to pressing obligations with the electric vehicle (EV) giant. Musk, known for his ambitious ventures, had expressed his anticipation for the trip, including a scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which has now been deferred.

In a recent announcement on the X platform, Musk conveyed his regret: “Unfortunately, very heavy Tesla obligations require that the visit to India be delayed, but I do very much look forward to visiting later this year.” The delay comes as Tesla intensifies efforts to expand its global footprint and navigate intricate regulatory landscapes.

Elon Musk took to his official platform, X, expressing anticipation for a meeting with Prime Minister @Narendra Modi in India. Additionally, Musk was expected to unveil Tesla’s forthcoming plans for the country.

Recent reports revealed that Tesla officials had been scouting potential locations in India for a manufacturing facility, signalling the company’s deepening interest in the Indian market. The planned investment for this venture is estimated at around USD 2 billion. Both Maharashtra and Gujarat state governments have reportedly extended enticing land offers to Tesla, marking significant progress in India’s electric mobility sector.

The proposed manufacturing plant, with projected investments ranging from USD 2 billion to USD 3 billion, aims to address both domestic and international demand for Tesla’s electric vehicles. This strategic move aligns with India’s new EV policy, which aims to foster sustainable transportation and mitigate carbon emissions.

Within the framework of the government’s EV scheme, which seeks to establish India as a top-tier manufacturing hub for advanced technology-equipped electric vehicles (EVs), several crucial goals have been delineated. These objectives encompass enticing investments from global EV manufacturers, encouraging the uptake of cutting-edge EV technology among Indian consumers, and fortifying the Make in India initiative.

Furthermore, the prospective entry of Tesla into the Indian market presents significant opportunities for the country’s economy and environment. The establishment of a manufacturing facility, coupled with heightened procurement of automotive components from India, is poised to generate employment, stimulate economic expansion, and fortify the domestic manufacturing landscape.

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