Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, met with Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, on Tuesday to discuss the potential for Tesla to enter the Indian market and the possibility of bringing Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite-based internet service, to India.
Musk expressed his enthusiasm for India’s potential, saying that he believes the country “has more promise than any large country in the world.” He also said that he is confident that Tesla will be able to enter the Indian market “as soon as humanly possible.”
Modi, for his part, said that he is “very excited” about the prospect of Tesla entering India, and that he believes that the company’s products and services will “benefit millions of Indians.”
The meeting between Musk and Modi was significant because it signaled Tesla’s renewed interest in entering the Indian market. Tesla had previously faced challenges in India, including import duties that made its cars prohibitively expensive. However, the Indian government has recently made some changes to its import rules, which could make it easier for Tesla to enter the market.
Starlink is another area of potential cooperation between Tesla and India. Starlink is a satellite-based internet service that is currently in beta testing. The service is designed to provide high-speed internet access to remote and rural areas. India has a large population of people who live in rural areas, so Starlink could have a significant impact on the country’s digital infrastructure.
The meeting between Musk and Modi was a positive step for Tesla and India. It is clear that both sides are interested in working together to bring Tesla’s products and services to India. It remains to be seen when Tesla will be able to enter the Indian market, but the meeting with Modi was a step in the right direction.