Tesla’s coming to India

By Christopher Jose in Auto  |  Posted on 14th June 2019

It’s been almost two decades since the first electric car had been launched in India. The REVA in 2001. Way before that there were other projects swirling around that world since 1984 and till date Tesla is the best. Because being electric, you can never say it’s boring. Now that Tesla’s expresses interest coming to India this year, if not definitely the next, says Elon Musk.

Reportedly its set that India will be getting a huge wave of electric cars starting from 2019 it’s most likely that small car users are going to find it more expensive as that has been the trend followed all these years. The Mahindra e2o cost more than 7 lakhs which is too much money for a tightly spaced not so good looking tiny hatchback. Even the range is not impressive.

Let’s say the world’s turning all-electric.

Upcoming electric cars in India include Renault Kwid EV, Mahindra e-KUV100, Maruti Suzuki WagonR EV, Tata Tigor EV, Tata Tiago EV, Tata Altroz EV, Kia Soul EV, Hyundai Kona EV, Nissan Leaf and famous Audi E-tron we all fathomed in the Avengers: Endgame. While these are sure shots, there’s been a stir caused Tesla, a tech fest for a car by Tech billionaire Elon Musk when it expressed or almost confirmed its entry into the India market.

Tesla’s products are impeccable and highly capable which no one would have even dreamt of for an electric car. Its fast, has got impressive range and looks awesome. Who thought it’s could possible this fast to travel almost 500kms (310miles) on a single charge in an extremely good looking car that goes from 0-100kmph in around 3.2s with a top speed of 260kmph (162mph).

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Yes that’s right. These numbers on an all-electric that pretty much makes no noise at all. Above are numbers with respect to Tesla’s Model 3 that was unveiled on March 31, 2016 and the same car is mostly expected to make its first step for Tesla in India. Other models include their flagship luxury sedan Model S, SUV, Model X, their latest installment Model Y and the ultimate road car Tesla Roadster that goes 0-100kmph in 1.9s.

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Partnership offers from India

Indian Truck and Bus manufacturing giant Ashok Leyland has come forward with interest in partnership with Tesla to make Musk’s intent of materializing his plans for running Tesla cars in India. While regulatory and practicality concerns still sways, on the other hand "Ultimately, we need more money. We are in the business of making money. As long as we are able to make more money and help our customers generate more money, we are game to every new technology," says Venkatesh Natarajan, Senior Vice President, Ashok Leyland.