In the future, the US-based company also needs to settle a country-wide charger network for Tesla owners in India. The company has already expanded to North America and also plans to extend their business to Europe, China, and Japan by the end of next year. Nissan, Maruti Suzuki, Tata and Toyota are also mulling launching India-made EVs in India in 2019.
The eccentric billionaire and SpaceX founder, Elon Musk, wanted to do things differently - so the payload was comprised of a Tesla Roadster, with a mannequin dressed in an astronaut suit sitting in the driver's seat.
"To clarify further, the long-term goal for Tesla mass market products is local production for local markets (at least at the continent level)".
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This isn't the first time Space X CEO has shown interest to enter the Indian market.
After setting a partial presence in India, Tesla plans to expand operations to India by 2020. Hyundai will bring its electric SUV Kona to India next year, which will be the first true long-range electric vehicle in our country.
Earlier in June 2017, Musk had tweeted that Tesla was in discussions with Indian hovergover for 'temporary relief on import penalties/restrictions until a local factory is built'. When it first began manufacturing the Model 3 in the summer of 2017, Musk tweeted that it could be making 20,000 cars a month in December.
According to the website, the rear-wheel-drive model has a "mid range" battery, a range of 260 miles, 50 miles less than the long-range battery that the more expensive Model 3 is equipped with. The company could manufacture it limited quantities.