Elon Musk could soon visit India: will Tesla, Starlink get a green signal? | New Companies

New Delhi: Tesla CEO Elon Musk is reportedly arriving in India in 2022, which could be a positive step towards the launch of Tesla’s much-anticipated classy electric cars in the country. His visit to India could also fuel Starlink’s ambitions to provide satellite internet access to every nook and cranny.

According to a tweet from RedboxGlobal India, Elon Musk is visiting India this year. “TESLA ELON MUSK SAID TO VISIT INDIA THIS YEAR: GOVERNMENT SOURCES,” the audio news platform said in its tweet.

Elon Musk’s visit to India follows the Indian government asking Starlink to refund money received in pre-orders to customers until the company receives licenses to operate in the country.

For the uninitiated, Starlink is a company under SpaceX led by Musk. The satellite internet provider had received over 5,000 pre-orders in India. However, it is still struggling to secure business licenses without which the company cannot provide internet services in India, the country with the second largest internet user base.

On the other hand, Musk’s Tesla has long faced regulatory hurdles when launching its electric cars. The company’s CEO, Elon Musk, had said in January 2022 that the electric vehicle maker faced many challenges in launching its car in India.

He also said the company was working with the government to overcome obstacles. “Still going through a lot of challenges with the government,” Musk had said in a tweet.

Musk is seeking to reduce electric vehicle import duties to sell Tesla cars at affordable rates in India. The world’s richest man believes that “temporary tariff relief for electric vehicles” will encourage Tesla and other global automakers to make inroads in India. Also Read: Garena Free Fire Max Redeem Codes For Today, April 15: Check How To Redeem Latest Rewards

For its part, the Indian government has said that it will only support Tesla when it begins production in the country. In February 2022, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said Tesla was welcome in India. However, it’s “not a digestible concept” if it makes cars in China and sells them here, he said. Also read: WhatsApp introduces communities: 5 new features will improve the way we communicate on the platform

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