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News - September 1, 2021

Tesla gets green light to make or import 4 models in India

“Tesla is closer to making its official debut in India after it received approval to make or import four models in the South Asian nation,” Bloomberg reported.


  • The country’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways deemed the vehicles safe and roadworthy. Tesla’s Model 3 and Model Y are reportedly among the approved models.
  • This could pave for Tesla’s entry into India, where electric vehicles currently have a 1% share in annual car sales.

Dive deeper:

  • The move comes as India mulls slashing import duties on electric cars worth less than US$40,000 to as low as 40% from 60%. The tax rate for those above US$40,000 may be reduced to 60% from 100%.
  • It was also reported earlier this year that Tesla is moving closer to sell its cars in Singapore after receiving a pre-delivery inspection approval from the city-state’s Land Transport Authority.