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You Might Not See Tesla On The Indian Roads Anytime Soon

Elon Musk said that there might be a delay due to the local sourcing norms.
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Elon Musk today said there might be a delay in Tesla's delivery and network setup in India due to the local sourcing norms. Answering a question on Twitter, Musk said there is no infrastructure in India to support the 30% local components at the moment.

@TheAvinashSingh Maybe I'm misinformed, but I was told that 30% of parts must be locally sourced and the supply doesn't yet exist in India to support that.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 22, 2017

Earlier last year, Tesla had announced that its new model Tesla 3 would be available for the pre-order in India as well. Following that, a lot of people in the country made a booking of the car.

Later, Musk had said this year that the car might be available this summer. However, there is the lack of the supercharging infrastructure as well.

@goel_ishan Hoping for summer this year

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2017

The government of India is planning to make all its cars electric by 2030.

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