On the question of launching the product in India, Elon Musk said, there are challenges at the government level


New Delhi, Jan 13 (PTI) US-based electric vehicle maker Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk on Thursday said it is facing a lot of challenges at the government level to launch the product in India.

In response to a tweet about the company’s plans to launch its products in India, Musk tweeted, “Many challenges still to be faced at the Government level.”

Tesla had last year sought a cut in import duty on electric vehicles in India.

The Ministry of Heavy Industries had asked Tesla to first start manufacturing its electric vehicles in India, only after that any tax exemption can be considered.

Sources in the government had said that they are not giving such discounts to any automaker and giving tax benefits to Tesla will not send a good message to other companies investing billions of dollars in India.