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Mahindra to Tesla's Musk: Make e-vehicles in India

Published : Jun 3, 2017, 11:19 am IST
Updated : Jun 3, 2017, 11:19 am IST

Elon Musk, who is Tesla chief executive, had earlier lauded India's vision 2030 for electric vehicles.

Mahindra & Mahindra chairman Anand Mahindra.
 Mahindra & Mahindra chairman Anand Mahindra.

Mumbai: Anand Mahindra, chairman and managing director of Mahindra Group, has invited Canadian-American billionaire businessman Elon Musk to come to India and set up electric vehicle manufacturing plant.

"Time you got out here Elon. You don't want to leave that whole market to Mahindra do you?? The more the merrier--and greener..!," Mahindra said in a tweet. Of late, India has shown keen interest in promoting electric vehicles in country.

Anand Mahindra was responding to a previous tweet by Musk in which he had pointed out India's commitment towards renewable energy. "India commits to sell only electric cars by 2030. It is already the largest market for solar power," Musk said while posting an article on his Twitter feed about the programme.

Earlier Musk who is chief executive officer of Tesla, an America based energy storage company and that also makes solar panels had protested against Trump's decision to pull America out of Paris accord.

He also refuted vociferously Donald Trump's claim that climate change was a hoax and also bid adieu to Trump's economic advisory council. "Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world," Musk had said in a tweet.

Tags: anand mahindra, tesla, spacex, elon musk, electric vehicles, pollution, rising temperature, paris accord, climate change, nitin gadkari, transport, e-vehicles, vision 2030
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