Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, could visit India early next year. Musk, who is currently visiting China, confirmed his plan to visit India on Twitter.
Musk has become a pioneer of modern day technologies like human space exploration, electric and autonomous vehicles. He is currently visiting China for three days and has been discussing plans to build its second plant in Shanghai. He recently disclosed the plan to build the second plant where the company plans to build 5,00,000 cars a year.
Prob early next year
Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 12, 2018
“Prob early next year,” Musk tweeted in response to a question about when he plans to visit India. Elon Musk‘s visit will come at a critical juncture as Indian government pushes forward with the idea of electric vehicles in the country. PM Narendra Modi visited Tesla’s factory in San Jose, California during his visit in 2015. The media reports indicated that the two discussed prospects of Tesla setting up a factory in India and the transition from gasoline-based cars to vehicles powered by electric motors.
Elon Musk is currently the most sought after CEO in the world of technology. He had single-handedly changed how industries work with his companies such as Tesla Motors and SpaceX. With Tesla, Musk wants to make gasoline-powered automobiles redundant and with SpaceX, he wants to colonize Mars and make human space exploration cheaper and accessible.
While Musk’s vision can be termed as outrageous at times, he often delivered on them. He embarked on the idea of turning a gasoline car into electric sports car with Tesla Roadster and then launched Tesla Model S as a premium electric Sedan. It was followed by Tesla Model X, which is an SUV with all-electric drivetrain. Now, he wants to make EVs accessible with the $35,000 Tesla Model 3.
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In the past year, Tesla has struggled to meet the production demands of Model 3 and has failed multiple times to reach its own production target. Musk is currently sleeping in the factory to ensure the company reaches production target of 5,000 cars per week.