India bound Tesla Model 3: All you need to know

The plans to launch Tesla Model 3 in India seems to have been pushed back lack of policy clarity and is now expected to be launched much later

By: | Updated: September 28, 2017 12:38 PM

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The India-bound Tesla Model 3 is still due in the country and is probably one of the most anticipated electric car to debut in India. The plans to launch Tesla Model 3 in India seems to have been pushed back lack of policy clarity and is now expected to be launched much later. Globally, Tesla started the deliveries of Model 3 in June earlier this year from its Fremont factory located east of San Francisco and has committed to manufacture 500,000 units of Model 3 every year. Elon Musk has also went on a public platform to say that Tesla can deliver about 20,000 units Model 3 cars every month from December 2017. However, Elon Musk or the Indian government still cannot commit on the timelines for the Tesla Model 3 to launch in India. In more than one occasion, Musk has confirmed that Tesla will come to India with its Model 3 and things looked very positive when PM Modi took a tour of Tesla’s headquarter in October 2015. With some initial glitch and improper clarity on import duty structure and policies on Make-In-India, the talks are now gaining positive momentum again as a TOI reports now suggests that Tesla has now initiated talks with the Government to enter India through the single-brand retail route, which includes mandates like sourcing 30% of components locally.It is not a viable option for Tesla to bring the Model 3 as a completely built unit (CBU) as by doing so the import duty will go up by over 110% and it will become too expensive to then sell them in India.

Developing charging infrastructure is another hurdle the company will have to cross.In all possibility, the first Tesla car to come to India will be the Tesla Model 3 is a five-seater sedan and is powered by a 50 kWh and a 70 kWh battery pack, depending on variant. The car will use an advanced battery technology, which is said to be denser than the predecessor model as well as gets an updated cooling system. The Tesla Model 3's base version with 50 kWh battery pack can cover 355 km and takes 5.6 seconds to reach 100

It is not a viable option for Tesla to bring the Model 3 as a completely built unit (CBU) as by doing so the import duty will go up by over 110% and it will become too expensive to then sell them in India. Developing charging infrastructure is another hurdle the company will have to cross.In all possibility, the first Tesla car to come to India will be the Tesla Model 3 is a five-seater sedan and is powered by a 50 kWh and a 70 kWh battery pack, depending on variant. The car will use an advanced battery technology, which is said to be denser than the predecessor model as well as gets an updated cooling system. The Tesla Model 3's base version with 50 kWh battery pack can cover 355 km and takes 5.6 seconds to reach 100

In all possibility, the first Tesla car to come to India will be the Tesla Model 3 is a five-seater sedan and is powered by a 50 kWh and a 70 kWh battery pack, depending on variant. The car will use an advanced battery technology, which is said to be denser than the predecessor model as well as gets an updated cooling system. The Tesla Model 3's base version with 50 kWh battery pack can cover 355 km and takes 5.6 seconds to reach 100 kmph. The 70 kWh powered version, on the other hand, has a range of 499 kmph and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 5.1 seconds. The car will be available with the Ludicrous mode that will further make it one of the fastest cars.Tesla Model 3 is based on a new platform and gets modern design language that has been accentuated by a low-hung bonnet, a sloping roofline, horizontally placed tail lamps and a strip of chrome at the rear similar to the Tesla Model S and the Model X. The Model 3 will be equipped with an 18-inch as standard, while the 19-inch alloy wheels will be available at an extra cost. Tesla has used

Tesla Model 3 is based on a new platform and gets modern design language that has been accentuated by a low-hung bonnet, a sloping roofline, horizontally placed tail lamps and a strip of chrome at the rear similar to the Tesla Model S and the Model X. The Model 3 will be equipped with an 18-inch as standard, while the 19-inch alloy wheels will be available at an extra cost. Tesla has used aluminum, mild steel, high-strength steel and ultra-high-strength steel materials that reduce the weight of the car as well as provide safety.Top-Indian business tycoons like Anand Mahindra have tweeted to Elon Musk saying it should enter the Indian market sooner and many others have encouraged Tesla by booking the Model 3.

Top-Indian business tycoons like Anand Mahindra have tweeted to Elon Musk saying it should enter the Indian market sooner and many others have encouraged Tesla by booking the Model 3.

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