Tesla CEO Elon Musk has finally entered India by registering Tesla as a company in Bengaluru. According to the details available on the Registrar of Companies website, Tesla India Motors and Energy Private Limited has been incorporated and the registered address is in Lavelle Road, Bengaluru.
"Tesla registered its Indian subsidiary with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) in Bengaluru on January 8, with Rs 15 lakh authorised capital and Rs 1 lakh paid-up capital. Tesla India Motors and Energy Ltd has been opened in the city centre, with Vibhav Taneja, Venkatrangam Sreeram and David Jon Feinstein as its directors," said the company in its filing with the RoC.
Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa also tweeted on Tuesday to inform that Tesla is setting up its research and development (R&D) centre in Bengaluru to commence its India operations soon. The Karnataka government had made a strong pitch to invite Tesla to the state.
"Karnataka will lead India's journey towards Green Mobility. Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Tesla will soon start its operations in India with an R&D unit in Bengaluru. I welcome @elonmusk to India & Karnataka and wish him all the very best," tweeted Yediyurappa.
After the announcement netizens flooded Twitter with jokes and memes - most of them centred on the condition of Indian roads.
Tesla 's Indian audience will book free test demo rides and say "Elon Musk bhaisahab price theek theek quote karo gaadi road pe drive karni hai Mars pe nahi jaana !!! " #Teslaindia 🇮🇳— Whosthatguy 🙈🙉🙊 (@theanantkashyap) January 12, 2021