Why is Tesla Hesitant to Enter India?
Those high import duties are the main reason. 100%! Can you imagine?
100% for cars above $40k, 60% for less than $40k. Its ridiculous.
As elon replied below
Then as we, Tesla Club India, replied asking for a assembly plant he replied this
He explains that for a factory in other country, they want to use profit generated in that country from selling the imported cars to make a factory which current rules prevent.
Import Duties in India Will Make Tesla Cars 'Unaffordable', Says Elon Musk
However he earlier said this