WASHINGTON, May 28: Elon Musk, the world’s richest businessman and CEO of electric car company Tesla, has made it clear that he has no intention of setting up a Tesla car manufacturing plan in India. Elon Musk has said in response to a tweet that, at present, he has no intention of setting up a Tesla company’s production plant in India until the Indian government gives permission to sell the first Tesla car in India.
What did Elon Musk say?
Elon Musk, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of electric car company Tesla, tweeted on Friday that, until the company is allowed to sell a car made outside for the first time in the South Asian country, the production plant will also be closed. will not be installed.
Actually, Elon Musk made this comment in response to a question from a Twitter user. Twitter user had asked Elon Musk, does Elon Musk have any plans to set up Tesla car company plant in India?
In response to this question, the billionaire businessman replied that, ‘Tesla will not set up manufacturing plants in any place where we are not allowed to sell earlier.
The standoff continues with the Indian government.
It is clear from this comment of Elon Musk that the standoff between Elon Musk and the Indian government continues. Let us tell you that, the Government of India had requested Elon Musk to set up a Tesla car plant in India, but the condition of the Government of India is that the Tesla company after manufacturing it in India, sell it in the Indian markets.
India’s Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari
had said that we welcome Elon Musk to build e-vehicles in India, but if Tesla owners want to manufacture and sell in China, here, it Can’t be a “good offer”.
Nitin Gadkari said that, ‘It is a very easy option, that if Elon Musk is ready to build Tesla in India, then there is no problem. We have all the qualifications and markets available. We have all kinds of technology and because of that, he can build Tesla cars in India.
Elon Musk’s love of China
Let us tell you that, earlier Nitin Gadkari has said that Elon Musk is not excited to set up a Tesla manufacturing plant in India at the moment, but yes, Elon Musk definitely wants to come to the Indian market and Elon Musk will have a place for Tesla in the Indian market. Definitely want to make one, and this is where Elon Musk’s double game comes in.
What is Elon Musk’s ‘Double Game’?
Actually, Elon Musk wants to manufacture Tesla vehicles in China instead of India and then wants to sell those vehicles in India, but the Indian government does not mind. The Government of India says that, of course, you can make and sell vehicles in China in India, but in doing so, you will have to pay 100% duty charge according to the rules, which other companies also have to pay and that includes Chinese companies.
But Elon Musk objected even more. Elon Musk wants to manufacture vehicles in China and sell them in India by paying zero percent duty charge, and the Indian government is not ready for this. Let us tell you that it is the rule of the Government of India to pay 100 percent import duty and all vehicle companies have to pay 100 percent import duty.
Elon Musk has already placed a condition
Overall, it is clear that Elon Musk wants him to manufacture vehicles in China, but sell those vehicles in the Indian market with zero percent import duty, which the Indian government has already rejected. Elon Musk has made the same demand last year as well.
When Elon Musk was asked the last time about coming to India, he said, “We want to come to India, but the import duty in India is the highest among all the countries of the whole world. Along with this, green energy vehicles are also being treated like diesel-petrol vehicles.
After that, in another tweet, Elon Musk blamed the corona virus behind the delay in coming to India. That is, Elon Musk also wants to create pressure on the Indian government, but does not want to start production in India.
Not Mercedes, but only Tesla’s problem
Mercedes also wants to launch electric car in India and the Indian government has given it the same offer, which Tesla has received from the Indian government and Mercedes is going to set up its plant in India.
Along with this, the Government of India has given these offers not only to automobile companies, but to many other companies in other sectors, including helicopter manufacturing companies.
That is, the thing is clear, Tesla does not really want to open its company in India and she does not want to take the responsibility on her forehead for this. But yes, Elon Musk definitely wants the Indian market.