A recent tweet from Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, talks about the electric auto company's expansion plans in the next couple of years and includes India as well. It's hard to believe that it's already been almost nine months since SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket, sending a test payload into Sun-centric orbit, but here we are.
He had also mentioned in a tweet, that he might even come to India in 2019.
Mr Musk's red electric vehicle, "driven" by the spacesuit-clad mannequin Starman, became the fastest auto ever when it blasted off in February, and the original plan was to come close to the red planet but hopefully not nick it.
As of February 2017, the company began digging a "test trench".
The entrepreneur wants to make pricing affordable, through a strategy that focuses on local production for local markets at a continental level. Or the tweets are just Musk being faux-modest about what his company's accomplished.
Tesla's expansion plans include India, as well as Africa and South America.
The SEC's subpoenas comes a few weeks after Mr. Musk settled with the Commission on a 2nd investigation into his claims on the "420" Twitter that he would take Tesla private. He had said the talks with the Indian government were centred on requesting temporary relief for Tesla on import restrictions until a local factory is built.
Following the launch of the Model 3 previous year, Tesla repeatedly missed aggressive production targets for the new vehicle, blaming "manufacturing bottlenecks".