On Tuesday, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari urged billionaire and CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk to manufacture Tesla cars in India. In an interactive session at the Raisina Dialogue, Gadkari said, “India is a large market and there is a huge potential for all-electric vehicles”.
He further added that it is a very easy alternative if the CEO is ready to manufacture Tesla in the country. He said the nation has got all competencies, the vendors are available and have got all types of technology due to which he can reduce the cost.
The road transport and highway minister said that he is requesting Elon Musk to come and manufacture in India. He added, “He is welcome in India. We don’t have any problem, but, suppose, he wants to manufacture in China and sell in India, it cannot be a good proposition for India. Our request to him is, to come to India and manufacture here.
He suggested that in India he will get a good market and is a win-win situation for both.
Gadkari also discussed instances in which two-wheeled electric vehicles caught fire. He urged companies to take preventive measures to prevent this from happening. In his view, the country’s EV industry has just begun, and the government does not wish to impede its development.