HI I am Stevenson D'Souza, I Live in India and am eager to know when are Tesla cars coming to INDIA....
Please as soon as possible......
Waiting for Tesla in INDIA
Has electricity arrived there?
What about roads?
Who's running the country?
I have not read any news yet. My guess is you might have to import TESLA to INDIA.
You know i am originally from Mumbai. Few weeks we bought Model S85. It is great car and I think it is perfect for the metro city driving in INDIA.
I think Model E will find more success in India / Pakistan. Do not even know of a LEAF owner in the sub-continent.
But yes in both countries power shortages and load shedding / sharing and brownouts are a concern. Solar is the way to go.
I respectfully disagree. I think this is an astute question. India is an emerging market and Tesla should be considering its options there. Obviously, there are geographic areas where the combination of affluence and infrastructure make perfect sense.
A small company cannot expand everywhere at once. I believe they expand first into areas they have sold most Roadsters and got most reservations for model S. Car is really useful after supercharger network is build. That would be a very large task in India.
I agree. But "considering its options" is different from an immediate and heavy investment simultaneous with what it is doing in North America and Europe. Your point is perfectly valid. OTOH, "Looking down the road" is a characteristic of successful companies, and I think Tesla has, and will continue, to do this versus a more myopic approach. So let's see when it takes place. My guess, as you pointed out, is that this will take place eventually, but not right away. My point is that it will take place and any company that simply ignores emerging markets does so at their own peril.
Correct. A Tesla would function well as a town car in some cities, but demands to extend the charging net would soon arise, and be impossible to fulfill. Even solar-powered Superchargers depend (until battery on-site backup is possible) entirely on a healthy grid.
But I assume some adventurous soul(s) will import a car or two.
Plenty of money in Mumbai, Hyderabad, and elsewhere (I wouldn't drive in Dehli for love or Tesla).
Met a few cows on the road I'd love to have snuck up on and then leaned on the horn. Maybe they would have moved.
Elephants in Udaipur and elsewhere, however, have the right-of-way.
1) Electricity has arrived in India :)
2) Waiting for Tesla to arrive now
6 superchargers covers most of the population. Another 6 to cover whole country.
About 500 MS delivered monthly. Could sell more, but Tesla cannot deliver.
How about India?
Add me on Skype: MuzzaHukka, I can arrange shipping/tax-free import to most countries where Tesla isn't sold. Also, in India, you may be able to ask for exemption from import taxes, I can help with that also