Tesla will not open a plant in India until it is allowed to sell and service cars, Elon Musk said.

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Tesla will not open a plant in India until it is allowed to sell and service vehicles in the country, automaker chief executive Elon Musk said Friday, more than a year after the Indian state gave assurances that the electric car maker plans to open a plant. in the southern part of the country.

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Responding to a person on Twitter who asked for an update on the Tesla plant in India, Musk answered“Tesla will not locate a factory anywhere where we are not allowed to sell and service vehicles first.”

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Tesla and the Indian government have been collaborating for more than two years to evaluate the electric car maker’s path to the South Asian nation. Last year, the South Indian state of Karnataka said Tesla would “open an electric vehicle factory in Karnataka.”

Tesla opened a subsidiary in India early last year and registered an office in Bangalore, Karnataka. The move follows Musk’s December 2020 tweet when he said Tesla would launch in India in 2021.

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In a separate tweet, Musk told another user that SpaceX Waiting for confirmation from the Government of India for the launch of Starlink in India. The company has hired Sanjay Bhargava, a former PayPal executive, to lead Starlink’s operations in India. bhargava resigned from his role weeks after New Delhi ordered SpaceX’s division to stop taking orders for the devices because it doesn’t have a license to operate in the South Asian market.

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