Elon Musk's Tweet for regret: Apologizes for not connecting with Piyush Goyal at Tesla
Delhi : Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal focused India's contribution to Tesla's incredible journey during a visit to the US electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla's Fremont, California, production plant on Tuesday. He conversed with Indian engineers and financial experts while there, but he didn't feel Elon Musk's "magnetic presence." The minister was reportedly too sick for the Twitter CEO to meet with him in person. In response to Mr. Goyal's article on his tour of the Tesla factory, the billionaire expressed his gratitude for the minister's visit and expressed anticipation for their next encounter.
"Visited @Tesla's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Fremont, California. Mr. Goyal shared photos of his visit to Tesla's cutting-edge Fremont production facility on social media. "Extremely delighted to see talented Indian engineers and finance professionals working in Senior positions and contributing to Tesla's remarkable journey to transform mobility," he tweeted.
"I'm glad to see that Indian auto component suppliers are becoming more and more significant in the Tesla EV supply chain. It is en route to double its imports of Indian components. "I wish Mr. Goyal a speedy recovery and I miss his magnetic presence, Mr. @ElonMusk," the Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal posted on social media site X.
Tesla is aggressively seeking the creation of an Indian plant with the goal of producing a $24,000 car there, according to sources quoted by Reuters. The visit is significant because, according to some sources, India is considering granting Tesla customs tax breaks in exchange for the company establishing a facility there. Mr. Goyal stated in September that the business plans to get parts from India for about USD 1.9 billion this year as opposed to USD 1 billion in 2022.
Elon Musk stated in August 2021 that if Tesla was successful in selling imported cars in India, the company may open a manufacturing facility there. With regard to India, he had stated that Tesla intended to introduce its cars there, "but import duties are the highest in the world by far of any large country!"