HI I am Stevenson D'Souza, I Live in India and am eager to know when are Tesla cars coming to INDIA....
Please as soon as possible......
Waiting for Tesla in INDIA
Has electricity arrived there?
What about roads?
Who's running the country?
I have not read any news yet. My guess is you might have to import TESLA to INDIA.
You know i am originally from Mumbai. Few weeks we bought Model S85. It is great car and I think it is perfect for the metro city driving in INDIA.
I think Model E will find more success in India / Pakistan. Do not even know of a LEAF owner in the sub-continent.
But yes in both countries power shortages and load shedding / sharing and brownouts are a concern. Solar is the way to go.
I respectfully disagree. I think this is an astute question. India is an emerging market and Tesla should be considering its options there. Obviously, there are geographic areas where the combination of affluence and infrastructure make perfect sense.
A small company cannot expand everywhere at once. I believe they expand first into areas they have sold most Roadsters and got most reservations for model S. Car is really useful after supercharger network is build. That would be a very large task in India.
I agree. But "considering its options" is different from an immediate and heavy investment simultaneous with what it is doing in North America and Europe. Your point is perfectly valid. OTOH, "Looking down the road" is a characteristic of successful companies, and I think Tesla has, and will continue, to do this versus a more myopic approach. So let's see when it takes place. My guess, as you pointed out, is that this will take place eventually, but not right away. My point is that it will take place and any company that simply ignores emerging markets does so at their own peril.
Correct. A Tesla would function well as a town car in some cities, but demands to extend the charging net would soon arise, and be impossible to fulfill. Even solar-powered Superchargers depend (until battery on-site backup is possible) entirely on a healthy grid.
But I assume some adventurous soul(s) will import a car or two.
Plenty of money in Mumbai, Hyderabad, and elsewhere (I wouldn't drive in Dehli for love or Tesla).
Met a few cows on the road I'd love to have snuck up on and then leaned on the horn. Maybe they would have moved.
Elephants in Udaipur and elsewhere, however, have the right-of-way.
1) Electricity has arrived in India :)
2) Waiting for Tesla to arrive now
6 superchargers covers most of the population. Another 6 to cover whole country.
About 500 MS delivered monthly. Could sell more, but Tesla cannot deliver.
How about India?
Add me on Skype: MuzzaHukka, I can arrange shipping/tax-free import to most countries where Tesla isn't sold. Also, in India, you may be able to ask for exemption from import taxes, I can help with that also
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I'm from New Delhi India.
Tesla might take upto 2020 to come to India. It has its hands full as of now as its spearheading an uphill battle for EV revolution all by itself.
My P85D have visited service center around 5 times in one year for minor and major issues. IMHO tesla can survive in India without superchargers but will probably die within 6 months without service centers.
@thranx in the US I am tired of idiots jogging on roads (in the night too for godsakes) despite walkways and even parks right next to the road
would love to follow your advise on those idiots
So would I, Raj. Not much mental difference between the night-time in-road joggers and the cows.
Well, this is not to offend anybody. But I am sorry if anybody gets offended by my comment. First of all the India that you see in movies and in reality are two different things. Cows can be rarely seen in cities and are like impossible to see in metros like Delhi. So yes, "Tesla to India" is something we are waiting eagerly, not because we are afraid of hiking oil prices, but we love our nature. Global Warming and Carbon Emissions are what we don't want ruining our planet. Green Tesla and Green India makes perfect sense. With 2nd largest population in the world we are still behind some of the developed nations, thanks to Cows, villages and nature. As seen in some reports Indian PM Mr. N. Modi, was interested in Tesla's Powerwall for farmers and villages in India. According to the 2011 census of India, 68.84% of Indians (around 833.1 million people out of 1.3 billion) live in 640,867 different villages in India. That is what you call a market. We welcome "Tesla to India", I hope soon hurdles regarding taxation will be cleared, and Tesla+India will build a green future. Thanks :)
Good write rohit18rotu
Tata an indian company owns Jaguar / Land Rover and look at the demand for those cars! they should certainly open a store in Mumbai / Delhi & Bangalore. Plenty of money there. definitely will need air suspension!
Tesla already has invested in China. A bigger and much more premium market. In India, Model 3 will have more potential. Also, Tesla must wait and sort out priority issues before jumping into another huge cash burn like India. I hope Tesla will be able to launch Model 3 with full force in India by 2020.
By reading this article, it looks like Tesla might be setting up a lithium plant for producing batteries.
One more article on the building of the plant to support Asia's growing demand of EV's:
@rohit; I'm all for Tesla opening in India. For one thing, a luxury car that doesn't pollute ought to be very popular among those who can afford it.
I can't tell you exactly where I encountered the cows, but driving from Dehli to Jaisalmer, across through Kanhha and on to Khajuraho, Kanha N.P., and Nagpur, I did encounter some on the roads, with traffic being forced to detour around them.
Also not to offend, but when forced to slow down and avoid, I really did think fondly of hamburger.
Sorry: meant to say Orchha (not Kanhha).