You’re here is preparing to enter a potentially large market for its electric vehicles. Reports suggest the company will expand to India in early 2021. While that won’t happen as early as January, CEO Elon Musk said on twitter the move would happen “definitely this year”.
No, but definitely this year
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 27, 2020
The country’s Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari, told the Indian Express that Tesla may consider assembly and manufacturing in India depending on the answer. The first Tesla EV to arrive in the country will be the Model 3, which will start at around 5.5 million rupees ($ 74,800), according to the Economic time. The report adds that Tesla could open orders for the EV in January and start deliveries by June. Residents could previously pre-order Model 3 in 2016.