In Oct, the federal government of Maharashtra experienced invited Tesla to the state, months right after Musk suggested coming into the place upcoming calendar year.

Nitin Gadkari, India’s transportation minister, instructed the Indian Express on Monday that the EV maker may glance at assembly and manufacturing in India dependent on the product sales response. 

Tesla and the minister’s place of work could not be reached by Reuters for comment.

India has been keen to cut down its oil dependence and lower down on pollution, but its efforts to encourage EVs have been stymied by a absence of investment in manufacturing and infrastructure such as charging stations.