After registering its Indian arm as Tesla India Motors and Energy Pvt Ltd with RoC Bangalore in 2021, Tesla has failed to bring any of its electric vehicles in the nation. Meanwhile, the EV firm has made its debut in Turkey, another populous country.
According to Motor 1, Tesla has named Kemal Geçer as the general manager of its new market. Across addition, the electric vehicle manufacturer is actively developing a Supercharger network in the nation. Tesla's website states that Superchargers will be built in Ankara, Antalya, Aydin, Bursa, Edirne, Istanbul, and Konya, to mention a few cities.
Tesla's Supercharge efforts also extend to the Balkans, with a number of rapid charging stations in Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, and other nations in the area. Turkey sold over 4,000 electric cars last year, more than quadruple the country's target of 1,600 electric vehicles by 2020. Currently, the country has between 7,000 and 8,000 electric vehicles licenced for public usage. With Tesla's formal introduction in the country, demand for electric vehicles is likely to rise, boosting the number of electric vehicles on the road.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, recently stated on Twitter that the company is "still working through a lot of challenges with the government." Musk had previously cited hefty import taxes on cars imported from other countries as a barrier, even requesting that the government reduce these taxes.
After the attention that the tweet received from state officials across the country, state governments ranging from Punjab, Maharashtra, and Telangana to West Bengal made efforts to lure the carmaker to open a shop in their states.