Tesla gets green light for three more EVs in India

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Tesla has received approval to launch as many as seven EV models into the Indian market.

According to the updates on the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways website shared by Tesla Club India, the automaker got the green light on an additional three new models.

Tesla got the green light for four EV models earlier this year. The list did not reveal which specific models were approved, however one can assume that the Model 3 and Model Y, both of which have been spotted testing in the country, are among them.

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However, there is still no timeline on when or even if Tesla will launch in India. The auto manufacturer is still talking with the Indian government about reducing import duties on EVs before entering the market.

Although the manufacturer got the green light for seven vehicles, that does not mean all seven will launch. Many believe that the Model 3 and maybe the Model Y will launch when Tesla enters the market, with others potentially coming down the line depending on sales and demand.

Tesla did not rule out building an Indian manufacturing plant, but the company wants to see if the vehicles will succeed in the relatively untapped market. Thus, on launch, Tesla’s will probably arrive pre-assembled from either Tesla Shanghai or Tesla Berlin.

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