Union Minister of Road Transport Nitin Gadkari has urged US-based electric car major Tesla to make India as their Asia manufacturing hub.
The minister visited Tesla factory near San Francisco in USA yesterday.
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari visits the Tesla electric car manufacturing unit, in San Francisco on Friday. PTI
Further, Gadkari said the Indian Government was committed to encouraging alternate pollution free transport in the country and offered to promote joint ventures.
The minister said India is interested to promote joint ventures between the global leaders in electric car manufacturing and the Indian automobile companies.
He also offered Tesla land near major Indian ports to facilitate export of their vehicles to South and South East Asian countries.
Tesla senior executive admitted that their manufacturing hub has to be outside the US for markets in rest of the world and appreciated the Indian offer of cooperation which they said will certainly be considered at the appropriate time in future.