In a tweet on Thursday, state tourism and environment minister Aaditya Thackeray said he and industries minister Subhash Desai held a video call with Tesla executives earlier in the day to invite them to the state.
This evening I had the opportunity to participate in a video call by Industries Minister @Subhash_Desai ji with… https://t.co/UbhcHqpg69
— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) 1603381482000
Earlier this month, Musk said “Next year for sure” on Twitter in reply to a post with a photograph of a T-shirt with the message: “India wants Tesla”.
Tesla’s entry into Asia’s third largest economy could come at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is increasingly focusing to promote the use of electric vehicles.