When 2 stalwarts of electric-car market reverse, people listen. Precisely the same occurred when Anand Mahindra, asked Elon Musk to produce electric cars in India. India’s enthusiastic plan to make the nation all-electric by 2030 caught Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk’s attention.
Time you got out here Elon. You don't want to leave that whole market to Mahindra do you?? The more the merrier–and greener..! https://t.co/IPoA9viDRN
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) June 2, 2017
Musk also replied the Tweet.
Good point 🙂
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 2, 2017
Musk tweeted this plan of India’s by stating: “India commits to sell only electric cars by 2030. It is already the biggest market for solar power.” Anand Mahindra replied – “The more the merrier”, inviting Musik to join with Mahindra for production of EVs in India.
Mahindra is the only EV producer in India and currently sells vehicles like e2O, e2O Plus and e-Verito under its enthusiastic electric car portfolio. Meanwhile, Tesla is called the only all-electric mass-manufacturer worldwide with vehicles like the Tesla Model X and Model S under the portfolio.
Tesla is all set to introduce the Model 3 sedan in the coming months and they have currently shown their interest in offering the Model 3 in India, under the government’s Make In India project. Government used Twitter to clarify Musk concerning the delay in operations.
The occurrence took place when Musk was asked by a Twitter user on his plans to offer vehicles in India. Musk responded mentioning problems in establishing a base in India due to the policy structure. Federal government’s Twitter handle ‘Make-In-India’ clarified Musk’s doubts, ensuring an encouraging platform right after.
It’s a healthy indication that CEOs like Mahindra and Musk are striving to put India on the world map of electric vehicles. Also, Anand Mahindra asking Elon Musk to join him push EV task in India is a praiseworthy gesture from Anand Mahindra.