Reuters has dominated coverage this year of Tesla’s launch plans in India — especially the automaker’s lobbying efforts for lower import tariff on electric cars. Reuters reporting in recent weeks triggered a rare public debate among the country’s automakers and government officials over a long-standing controversial issue on lowering the barrier for luxury car imports.
India, like other governments across the world, also wants its automakers to build more electric vehicles, but many are not ready. The series of Reuters stories on Tesla’s demands not only highlights the pushback from traditional automakers, but also exposes the challenges India faces with respect to its investment and economic policies at large.
Tesla lobbies Modi’s office in India to slash taxes before it enters market – sources
VW joins Tesla in call for lower import tax on EVs in India
EXCLUSIVE: India considers sharp import tax cuts on EVs after Tesla lobbying – sources
Indian auto part makers want Tesla’s entry to benefit local companies
Tesla lobbies India for sharply lower import taxes on electric vehicles – sources
Tesla scouts for showroom space in India, hires executive for lobbying – sources
EXCLUSIVE: India woos Tesla with offer of cheaper production costs than China
Long road for Tesla in India with infrastructure, supply chain woes
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