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Tesla Faces Challenges With Indian Government Over Launch

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has always been upfront about his struggles and opinions on Twitter. Following this, he recently informed the world that he’s been facing a lot of challenges with the government prior to launching Tesla in India, on Thursday.

Government Might Consider Reducing Import Duties

Musk was answering a Twitter user, who inquired: “Yo @elonmusk any further updates with respect to when Tesla’s will launch in India? They’re really amazing and should be on each side of the world!”

Tesla needs to start selling imported vehicles in India this year however says charges in the nation are among the most noteworthy on the planet.

With a $39,990 worldwide sticker price, Tesla Model 3 might stay as a reasonable model in the US however with import obligations, it would become unreasonably expensive in the Indian market with a normal sticker price of around Rs 60 lakh.

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Presently, India demands 100% duty on the imported vehicles of value more than $40,000 (Rs 30 lakh) comprehensive of protection and delivery costs, and vehicles under $40,000 are dependent upon 60% import charge.

The government might consider bringing down import duties alongside offering different sops to Tesla yet for that, the EV major would need to put resources into setting up an assembling office in the country. Prior, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, informed that Tesla vehicle would cost with regards to Rs 35 lakh in India.

Teen Hacks Tesla Programming 

As per the latest reports, a teen hacker named David Colombo professes to have uncovered a product weakness that permitted him to hack into the various Tesla vehicles all over the planet.

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The hacker tweeted recently that he acquired “full controller of north of 20 Teslas in ten nations and there is by all accounts no real way to track down the proprietors and report it to them.”

Tesla neither affirmed nor denied the hack, yet Colombo informed that he was in contact with the carmaker about the security defect. Colombo rushed to explain in a followup tweet that “this isn’t a weakness in Tesla’s framework. It’s the owner’s issues.”

 

 

 

 

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