Tesla is in talks with the Gujarat government to set up a manufacturing facility in the state. “We are hopeful that…Tesla will prefer Gujarat,” Additional Chief Secretary of Gujarat Chief Minister’s Office told the Economic Times. The state government has assured the company all possible assistance and incentives for setting up base in Gujarat, the Official further said.
Earlier this month, Tesla made its India journey official when it registered as a company in Bengaluru. While this makes things quite intriguing, especially considering that we have waited for the electric carmaker’s arrival in the country, the fact remains that this is just the R&D Centre. Yep, the Tesla office in Bengaluru will serve as the company’s R&D facility. But what about the factory then? Oh yeah, that’s going to happen too. Interestingly, several media reports have emerged in the recent past, claiming the automaker is in discussions with plenty of Indian states for setting up its EV manufacturing facility in the country. However, the latest report in this regard says Gujarat is quickly emerging as the top choice for serving as home to the Tesla manufacturing facility in India.
Manoj Das said , “The world’s top most automobile companies have set up manufacturing plants in the state, which has become an automobile hub with key MSME players supporting large companies. Major electric car manufacturers and vehicle battery manufacturers are setting up facilities in Gujarat. We are hopeful that like other global automakers, Tesla will prefer Gujarat.”