‘No separate policy will be made for Tesla’, will have to apply under the old scheme in India

American government-owned electric car maker Tesla There is no plan to bring any separate policy to encourage A government official gave this information. The official said Tesla could apply for support measures under the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for the vehicle or advanced chemistry cell. Government has already introduced PLI scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) battery storage with an outlay of Rs 18,100 crore. Apart from this, a PLI scheme of Rs 26,058 crore has been brought for the vehicle, vehicle parts and drone industry.

Government cannot make separate policy for a company

The official said, “We have told Tesla that the policies which are already in place for everyone, can also apply under them. He is welcome. Generally the policies are the same for all. The government cannot make a different policy for a company. In such a situation, there is no plan to treat them specially. ”The official said that representatives of Panasonic, the largest supplier of batteries to Tesla, have met us. ”They have said that they want to make batteries. We have suggested them to apply under PLI ACC Battery.

Demand for cut in import duty on electric vehicles

The government last week called for fresh bids under the PLI scheme for manufacturing 20 gigawatt-hour (GWh) advanced chemistry cells. Tesla representatives visited the country last month to meet officials from various ministries, including the commerce and industry. America’s electric car manufacturer demanded a cut in import duty on electric vehicles in India in 2021.

Elon Musk met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York last month

At present, cars imported as a completely built unit (CBU) attract a customs duty of 60 to 100 per cent depending on the engine size and cost, insurance and freight (CIF) value. Elon Musk, head of the world’s largest electric car company Tesla Inc, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York last month. After meeting the Prime Minister, Musk had said that he plans to visit India in 2024.

Tesla leads the battery electric vehicle market with 18% share

Tesla is an American multinational automotive and clean energy company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Tesla designs and manufactures electric vehicles (cars and trucks), home to grid-scale stationary battery energy storage devices, solar panels, and more. Tesla is one of the world’s most valuable companies and by 2023, the world’s most valuable automaker. In 2022, the company will lead the battery electric vehicle market with 18% share

History of Tesla

The company was incorporated as Tesla Motors, Inc. on July 1, 2003, by Martin Eberhard and Mark Tarpenning. was established as . Eberhard and Tarpenning served as CEO and CFO, respectively. Eberhard said he wanted to create “a carmaker that is also a technology company”, with core technologies being “batteries, computer software and proprietary motors”. Ian Wright was Tesla’s third employee, joining a few months later. In February 2004, the company raised US$7.5 million (equivalent to $12 million in 2022) in Series A funding, including $6.5 million (equivalent to $10 million in 2022) from Elon Musk, who received $100 million from the sale of his interest in PayPal two years earlier. Musk became the chairman of the board of directors and the largest shareholder of Tesla. JB Straubel joined Tesla in May 2004 as Chief Technical Officer. A lawsuit settlement agreed to by Eberhard and Tesla in September 2009 allows all five – Eberhard, Tarpenning, Wright, Musk and Straubel – to call themselves co-founders.

Tesla car models

model s

It is a five door liftback sedan. As of June 2020, the Model S Long Range Plus had an EPA range of 402 mi (647 km), the most of any battery electric vehicle at the time. Deliveries started on 22 June 2012. The Model S was the best-selling electric car worldwide for 2015 and 2016, with an estimated 50,931 units sold (2016).

Tesla Model X

The Tesla Model X is a mid-size crossover SUV. It is offered in 5-, 6- and 7-passenger configurations. The rear passenger doors open vertically with an artistic “falcon-wing” design. Deliveries started in September 2015.

Tesla Model 3

The Model 3 is a four-door fastback sedan. A week after its unveiling in 2016, Tesla reported more than 325,000 reservations. Bloomberg News claimed that, due to the number of reservations, “the unveiling of the Model 3 was unparalleled in the 100-year history of the mass-market automobile.” Limited production began in July 2017. In March 2020, the Model 3 broke the sales record for electric cars. Cumulative sales crossed 10 lakh in June 2021. The Model 3 ranked as the world’s best-selling electric car from 2018 to 2021, and also as the best-selling electric car in the United States since 2018. The Model 3 was the best selling passenger car. Norway and the Netherlands in 2019.

Tesla Model Y

The Tesla Semi is an all-electric Class 8 semi-trailer truck. As of June 2023, the company was manufacturing only 5 units per week and due to limited availability of the required 4680 battery cells, mass production was not expected until 2024. The company delivered its first units to PepsiCo in December 2022. At the time of the announcement, the trucks will support PepsiCo plants in Sacramento and Modesto, California.