Facing a dead-end in the Chinese market over technology issues, electric vehicle company Tesla has been successful in trying to carve out a future growth roadmap into the all-important Indian market. The company plans to foray into the Indian market with the launch of its four new models that have received approval for homologation as seen on the government’s Vahan Sewa portal.
“Tesla has completed homologation and received approval for four of its vehicle variants in India,” a Tesla Club India tweeted recently. “While we don’t have any confirmation on names yet, these are probably Model 3 and Y variants,” it added.
Homologation is the process of certifying vehicles or a particular component in a vehicle that has satisfied the requirements set by various statutory regulatory bodies. As per several reports, Model 3 and Model Y is speculated to be the first Tesla offerings for India.
“Model Y continues being tested in Pune, India. This points towards Model Y also being introduced along with model 3,” the club said in a Tweet.
A report in April said that Tesla has hired top executives in India who have taken charge of some of its operations in the country as it plans to roll out its first all-electric car in India. In July, Musk said that its electric vehicle (EV) company wants to launch cars in India, but the country’s import duties on EVs are “highest in the world by far.”