Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that Tesla is welcome to manufacture e-vehicles in India. However, in case the company desires to build in China and sell here, it cannot be a “good proposition”.
His statement came in reply to a question on Tesla’s concerns on high duties in India when he was speaking a t a private event in Delhi.
“It is a very easy alternative, if Elon Musk is ready to manufacture a Tesla in India, there is no problem. India is high market and infrastructure like ports are available to enable exports. He is welcome in India. We don’t have any problem, but, suppose, he wants to manufacture in China and sell in India, It cannot be a good proposition for India. Our request to him is, come to India and manufacture here,” Gadkari said.