The US-based EV maker Tesla has made its India debut after it registered as Tesla India Motors and Energy Pvt Ltd with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) in Bengaluru. Tesla is still in talks with several state governments to set up its facility in India to produce electric vehicles. Tesla might need to look for a local partner initially to be able to start its business in India before it can set up its own facility in future. There rumours rifed that it may tie up with Indian Players Tata mother. However, Tata Motors has categorically denied of any talks between the carmaker and Tesla for a joint venture on electric vehicles.
The carmaker had to issue a statement after its EV wing Tata Motors Electric Mobility shared a now-deleted tweet hinting that rumours about the tie-up was not baseless.
On Friday, a tweet from Tata Motors’ EV wing sparked the speculation of joint venture. Quoting a couple of lines from a famous Bollywood song, Tata Motors Electric Mobility had written, "Aajkal tere mere pyaar ke charche hain akhbaar mein, Sab ko malum hai aur sabko khabar ho gayi!", and tagged Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk with the hashtags WelcomeTesla and TeslaInIndia. However, the tweet was deleted later.