India plans on going Electric for its Public Transport

India’s transport Minister visits Tesla, offers up land for factory in the country.

Flashback to when we reported that India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, met with some executives at Tesla, we now have, via the Indian Express, learned that India's Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari, met with Tesla executives on the 15th to talk about introducing and increasing the adoption of pollution-free road transport with a focus on commercial and public vehicles i.e trucks, buses and two-wheelers.

The automaker has been in discussions with potential partners and was believed to be close to a deal for an important plant in Shanghai before Elon Musk poured some cold water on the speculation.

With countries such as India and China experiencing hazardous and harmful levels of low-level air quality, it is great to see the Indian government taking the initiative in bettering the environment for its citizens.

In order to curb its carbon emissions, India is exploring ways to push its entire fleet to be electric.

While the country is primarily betting on small and cheap EVs, attracting Tesla could go a long way to help achieve their goals.

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