Tesla’s wait in India is drawing to a close, with Elon Musk all but confirming plans to enter the market after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York on Tuesday. The Tesla CEO hailed India as a dynamic country with many opportunities and said a major announcement would be made soon.
India’s electric vehicle (EV) movement is gaining momentum, but by far the biggest boost has come from the two- and three-wheeler segment. The EV space is dominated by Tata Motors, while luxury automakers such as Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Volvo and BMW also have a wide range of models. But it is expected that Tesla’s entry could revolutionize the electric vehicle landscape in the country, especially if the US-based EV giant builds a manufacturing facility here.
Tesla is a global giant in electric vehicles, well ahead of any competitor — new or established. Many of its models are selling well in multiple markets where Tesla operates. like this, Here are five Tesla EVs we expect to see in India soon:
Tesla Model 3
The Model 3 sedan is currently the most affordable Tesla car. Therefore, it is perhaps also the most popular and leads the competition in the sales charts. It comes with 50 kWh and 75 kWh battery packs and is said to have an optimal range of around 550 kilometers per charge.
Tesla Model X
The Model X is Tesla’s high-performance electric car that claims a range of 565 kilometers per charge. At its heart is a 75 kWh battery pack. There’s a 17-inch main infotainment screen in the cabin, and the EV boasts autopilot.
Tesla Model Y
The Model Y, an electric crossover SUV from the US EV company, comes with a choice of two batteries – 67 kWh and 81 kWh. It claims a range of 530 kilometers and is a very popular model in markets such as China and the US. Its SUV body type also helps its case.
The Semi is an electric truck that could stimulate India’s trucking industry, especially as the country is heavily polluted. Companies such as Walmart and PepsiCo have ordered the Tesla Semi, which is powered by three electric motors, has a variety of battery options and claims a range of up to 800 kilometers.
Now, here’s a model the world is waiting with bated breath. The Cybertruck, which debuted in 2019, has suffered multiple delays in its production. But the delay has done little to dampen the excitement surrounding the model. The electric pickup claims to combine the utility of a truck with the performance of a sports car. It has dual-motor all-wheel drive and triple-motor all-wheel-drive setups. It also comes with a 100 kWh battery pack and is said to have a range of up to 800 kilometers.
First published date: Jun 21, 2023 at 09:54 AM EST