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BENGALURU (Reuters) -U.S. electrical automobile maker Tesla (NASDAQ:) Inc is planning to double the variety of elements it imports from India, Indian commerce minister Piyush Goyal stated on Tuesday by means of a publish on social media platform X.
“Proud to see the growing importance of Auto component suppliers from India in the Tesla EV supply chain. It is on its way to double its components imports from India,” Goyal posted on X, earlier known as Twitter, after visiting Tesla’s manufacturing facility at Fremont, California.
He was, nonetheless, unable to satisfy Tesla chief Elon Musk throughout his go to to the plant, Goyal added.
He stated in September Tesla was aiming to supply elements price between $1.7 billion and $1.9 billion from India this 12 months, having purchased $1 billion of elements final 12 months.
The minister’s go to to the U.S. was supposed to incorporate discussions with Musk round Tesla’s plans to setup an Indian manufacturing facility, manufacturing a $24,000 automobile there, sourcing extra elements and establishing charging infrastructure throughout the nation, Reuters reported final week.