Elon Musk Ghosts India For China; But Tesla Factory Will Be Soon Launched As Per Reports


Malcolm X

Malcolm X

Apr 29, 2024


Elon Musk’s decision to postpone his meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sparked debate and speculation regarding Tesla’s plans to establish a manufacturing base in India. The rescheduling of Musk’s visit, attributed to “heavy Tesla obligations,” coincided with ongoing elections in India, hindering Delhi’s ability to announce economic policies.

Elon Musk Ghosts India For China; But Tesla Factory Will Be Soon Launched As Per Reports

Delay Amid Election Season

Industry insiders and analysts suggest that the timing of Musk’s postponement is influenced by the ongoing elections in India, diverting attention from economic matters. Despite expectations for Musk to unveil plans for a manufacturing plant, the delay has prompted discussion about India’s attractiveness for investors amidst political transitions.

Modi’s Policy Initiatives

Delhi’s announcement of lower import taxes on certain electric vehicles for companies committing to substantial investments in manufacturing facilities within three years set the stage for Tesla’s potential entry into the Indian market. However, Musk’s deferred visit has raised questions about the practical implications of such policies amid political uncertainty.

Musk’s Announcement and Response

Musk’s announcement on social media about delaying his visit garnered reactions from various quarters. Opposition leader Jairam Ramesh remarked on the significance of Musk’s decision amidst India’s political landscape, expressing anticipation for future collaboration. However, BJP supporters speculated about Musk’s awareness of election outcomes, juxtaposed with survey predictions favoring the BJP.

Future Prospects

While the delay may raise concerns, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman emphasized India’s commitment to attracting global investment. With results of the elections awaited, the anticipation surrounding Tesla’s entry into India remains high, underscoring the country’s potential as a lucrative market for electric vehicles.


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