Since we broke the news of Tesla's Registration in India, people are excited. We are too. It's surprising how many people, even from Automotive world are unaware of this. We have been receiving many dealership inquiries regarding Tesla from past few days.(We are not Tesla). We would like to tell all people out there that Tesla follows direct sales model. It doesn't follow traditional dealership model. Tesla opens & operates there showroom themselves. Image - Tesla Showroom Stanford Mall, CA via Tesla Owners Silicon Valley. Tesla Service centers are also operated by Tesla themselves. However in west Tesla do authorise some body shops to do Tesla body work. But we don't think we have much independent body shops, there are some in major cities. Let's see how it goes. But again Tesla doesn't follow traditional dealership model. The showroom employees are Tesla employees. Tesla hires them, train them. One orders a Tesla by going to tesla website. Select his/her desired vehicle configuration. Place the order. When vehicle is ready to be delivered, a Tesla employee contacts the buyer. At the time of delivery full payment can be made. Sign the papers and take your Tesla home. We hope this clears any doubt related to it.
Tesla is Finally here! Thanks to Jessica for above image - https://twitter.com/meckimac?s=09 Tesla has been incorporated in Karnataka, India on January 8, 2021 as "TESLA INDIA MOTORS AND ENERGY PRIVATE LIMITED"🇮🇳. Company also lists 3 Directors for India. It's happening!! #TeslaIndia🇮🇳 #TCIN Yes , we did our sleuthing. One of the Directors DAVID JON FEINSTEIN is Global Senior Director at Tesla Another Director, VAIBHAV TANEJA, is Chief Accounting Officer at Tesla. Third Director, VENKATRANGAM SREERAM, is also associated with another two Companies Tesla Office Bangalore (most likely India HQ?) is in following building. It's a posh building in the heart of Bangalore. 10 mins from MG Road. It's 500 mtrs from UB City It's happening Guys! OMG. Bit too hard to believe. Wow. Will keep you updated if we get any new info. Thanks
Tesla is finally coming to India. We have confirmation from Elon Musk and Minister Nitin Gadkari. Arun yesterday brought to my attention that two new companies have appeared on MCA Website. i. R75005660 TESLA INDIA MOTORS AND ENERGY PRIVATE LIMITED - Reserved. ii. C74431727 TESLA ENERGY PRIVATE LIMITED - Applied For Now MCA website lists every company with name Tesla, but these two seems recent addition. However having names "India", "Motors" & "Energy" makes it looks like first one is the Tesla we all want. For the second one, I don't know why Tesla would register it's Energy Business separately. Today I found out that, there are 5 Tesla famous Wordmark Trademarked. i. Applied in 2013, for various vehicle parts. ii. Applied in 2013, Services for financing services for Vehicles iii. Applied in 2015, services for Energy related financing iv. Applied in 2013, services for vehicle repairs v. Applied in 2015, Services related to Energy Business. Would be interesting to see how Tesla proceeds in India. Nikhil Chaudhary