EV landscape has changed since Tesla first knocked on India’s door. New challenges await Musk

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When Elon Musk – the charismatic chief executive officer of American automotive giant Tesla Inc – announced the company’s first ‘affordable’ car, the Tesla Model 3, in 2016, an orders page was also opened for India. Indian technology entrepreneurs rushed to place orders. There was hope that the electric car manufacturer would soon kickstart its operations in India. After all, Musk had announced in 2015 that Tesla “would consider” building a battery plant in India. The carmaker had set up shop in Bengaluru in 2021 with an office and even brought some vehicles to be tested on Indian roads. However,...