Maharashtra Government Holds Discussions With Tesla’s Management, Joins Race To Woo The Company

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  • Recently, Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla had tweeted that the company could enter the Indian market next year
  • State industries minister Subhas Desai and environment minister Aditya Thackeray held a video conference with Tesla’s senior management
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The Maharashtra government is trying to woo Tesla for it to set up a manufacturing base and an R&D facility in the state. State industries minister Subhas Desai and environment minister Aditya Thackeray held a video conference with Tesla’s senior management

Recently, Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla had tweeted that the company could enter the Indian market next year. The Karnataka government is also trying to get Tesla set up an R&D centre in the State.

VIP treatment along with commensurate basic infrastructure facilities

A press statement issued by Desai’s office said the Maharashtra government is rolling out the red carpet to the company. Desai told the global director of Tesla, Rohan Patel, that the 2019 industrial policy of Maharashtra lays special emphasis on non-polluting e-vehicles.

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The state government will also provide customised “VIP treatment along with commensurate basic infrastructure facilities and special incentives for the company to make its foray into the India automotive industry as per him. Desai also said that the state government is bullish on futuristic technology that offers non-polluting alternatives to conventional applications. It has decided upon a course that, moving forward, will offer companies such as Tesla a significant business advantage

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