"Tesla to be in India as soon as possible," Elon Musk said after meeting PM Modi in New York

21 June, New York City: On Tuesday, Elon Musk, CEO of electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla, announced his plans to go to India in the next year. He also expressed confidence that Tesla will enter the Indian market “as soon as humanly possible.”

After meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in the United States on Tuesday for a historic four-day State visit, he addressed media outside the Lotte New York Palace. After meeting with Musk, Prime Minister Modi tweeted, “Great seeing you today @elonmusk! We discussed many different topics, from energy to spirituality.


Musk claimed that he plans to visit India next year after receiving an invitation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He said, “Next year, I want to go to India. I have no doubt that Tesla will arrive in India as soon as humanly feasible.

Musk has expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his support and expressed optimism that an announcement will be forthcoming.

Musk said he was an admirer of PM Modi and that Modi had once visited the Tesla facility in California. In 2015, the Prime Minister visited the Tesla Motors facility in Freemont, California, where he reconnected with Musk.

His passion for India is genuine. Musk stated of his meeting with PM Modi, “He is pushing us to make significant investments in India, which is something we intend to do.”

It seems probable that Tesla will make a substantial investment in India after its CEO reported having a “excellent conversation” with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He praised Prime Minister Modi for taking the lead in ensuring that everyone has access to modern technology in order to build a robust digital infrastructure, saying, “I can say he (Modi) sincerely wants to do the right things for India. That’s the role, clearly, to be welcoming and encouraging of new businesses but also watching out for India’s best interests. Musk remarked, “I really like Modi.

According to Musk, “the amount of area you actually need to generate electricity…it is very doable” in India because to the country’s favourable climate for solar and wind power production.

The introduction of Starlink in India, he said, “could be incredibly helpful for rural areas.”

Musk has suggested that the Starlink Internet may be “incredibly helpful” for rural areas who lack Internet connectivity or have to pay exorbitant fees for sluggish connections.

The CEO of Tesla, who also owns Twitter, has said that the company has no option but to comply with regional authorities or risk being shut down.

The aforesaid comments were made in reaction to recent allegations made by former owner and CEO Jack Dorsey against the Government of India.

Twitter is forced to comply with regional authorities. It is impossible for us to operate outside of the bounds of the law in any particular nation; failing to do so would result in our immediate closure. To the reporters, Musk said, “We will do our best to guarantee free expression that is feasible under the law.

After Prime Minister Modi tweeted about meeting with American business leaders, Tesla CEO Elon Musk replied, “It was an honour to meet again.”

When I’m in the United States, I’ll be able to network with successful entrepreneurs, engage with the local Indian community, and meet influential people from all areas of life. Prime Minister Modi tweeted that he wanted to strengthen connections between India and the United States in “key sectors” such as trade, business, innovation, technology, and others.

“Well, I have to say, I’m really optimistic about India’s prospects. Musk recently told ANI, “I think India has more promise than any large country in the world.”

Musk was questioned earlier in an interview with The Wall Street Journal about the possibility of expanding the company’s operations into the Indian market. Absolutely, he said in response.

He also said that Tesla is close to deciding on a site in India for the construction of its facility, which is scheduled to open in 2019.

This meeting is notable because it comes days after former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said the BJP-led federal government threatened to shut down Twitter in India and have its staff raided at the peak of the farmers’ protest in 2020.



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