Tesla registers India office in Bangalore, to start operations with R&D unit

Tesla registers India office in Bangalore, to start operations with R&D unit

Elon Musk, who recently became the wealthiest individual in the world overtaking Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, also enjoys a cult-figure like status in India as he does overseas which has added to the growing demand for Tesla and its products.

World's leading electric vehicle maker Tesla is setting up its research and development (R&D) centre in Bengaluru to commence its India operations soon, said Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Tuesday.

According to documents available, Tesla, the world's most valued vehicle maker, has registered with the Registrar of Companies on January 8. And in accordance with the RoC site, Tesla India Motors and Energy Private Limited was incorporated on 8th January 2021 and the registered address is in Lavelle Road, Bengaluru. As per the filings, Vaibhav Taneja, Venkatrangam Sreeram, and David Jon Feinstein will be the three directors of the Indian business. Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Tesla will soon start its operations in India with an R&D unit in Bengaluru.

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Earlier, the Maharashtra government had said it is looking for potential investment from Tesla in the state and held discussions with the company. After years of back and forth and numerous tweets from the world's richest person Elon Musk regarding his plans to enter the country, American electric carmaker Tesla has chosen Bengaluru to kick off its India operations.

The move will also open India to select as one of the countries where Tesla cars can be purchased.

In 2018, Musk had cited the country's challenging regulatory environment as among the reasons for not foraying into India. The R&D unit in India is Tesla's second outside the US.

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