Tesla plans to expand into India in 2019.

Discussion in 'Tesla' started by interestedinEV, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. interestedinEV

    interestedinEV Active Member

  2. bulls96

    bulls96 Member

    Understandable since the largest consumer markets in the world are the US, China, and then India.

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  3. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

  4. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    Even worse, it's about a story from Business Insider; not exactly the most reliable source of info about Tesla Inc.!

     
  5. interestedinEV

    interestedinEV Active Member

    There are other stories about this and it makes perfect sense for a variety of angles. One, there are Indians who can afford a Tesla and it is a good status symbol. Two there is a push towards electric cars in India due to pollution levels. Third, Tesla has to find new markets to sustain the increase in capacity, they have to look at all markets. Last but not least, the parent company of Jaguar is located in India and I-Pace will certainly be available in India and it makes sense to not allow a competitor advantage in any market.
     
  6. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    With Tesla losing so much of its market share in China (due to recently imposed tariffs), it would make sense for Tesla to attempt expansion in the other high-population country which is undergoing rapid industrialization -- and that's India.

    It just seems odd that the first media outlet to report this would be Business Insider, given its history of publishing outright anti-Tesla FUD from one of its so-called "reporters".

    But it's possible. BI has also published stories that are neutral towards Tesla, and some that even appear to me to have a positive spin. I don't think BI has an entrenched editorial position against Tesla, it's just that they don't seem interested in exercising any editorial control over the factual accuracy or bias of what they publish.

    Wikipedia's article on BI says in part:

    Business Insider's CEO and Editor-In-Chief Henry Blodget... previously worked on Wall Street until he was banned for life from the securities industry because of his violations of securities laws and subsequent civil trial... Nicholas Carlson, whose past experiences include... Gawker Media's Silicon Valley gossip blog, Valleywag, is Deputy Editor.​

    Lack of integrity (journalistic or otherwise), and a preference for click-bait sensationalism rather than responsible reporting, seems to stem from the top at BI.

     
  7. baf07

    baf07 New Member

    Wondering how EV’s in general will work out in durability in climates like India over the long term?
     
  8. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    With active, liquid cooling, no problem.

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  9. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    Yup. Phoenix would be a far harsher climate for BEVs than most of India. No problems have been reported with Tesla battery packs prematurely aging in the Phoenix area, so India should be okay too.

     
  10. baf07

    baf07 New Member

    In that case, would like to see if any degradations being observed in the south/southeast like Florida & southern TX

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  11. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

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