After Tesla’s announcement to set up a R&D facility in Bengaluru and centres in five states, the Rajasthan government has also written a letter to the company offering land in Bhiwadi.
Though the US electric car maker has not given details of its plans for its centres, the state government in the letter reached out to the company saying “consider Rajasthan state as a location for your future manufacturing unit In India.”
The letter, addressed to Vaibhav Taneja, director, Tesla India Motors and Energy Pvt Ltd, undersigned by RIICO managing director Ashutosh Pednekar, said that the state’s investment promotion scheme offers “the most attractive incentive scheme amongst all Indian states and we will be glad to provide customized solutions to Tesla for its big-ticket investment in the state.”
Rajasthan enjoys locational as well as resource advantages in automobile sector with Alwar district in the NCR region emerging as a hub with over 100 companies operating in the sector.
The state has a “robust eco-system of automobile component manufacturers producing transmission & steering systems, suspension, braking systems, tyres, electrical parts, and climate control systems among others.”
In fact, the businessmen in the state are aware of the future of the automobile and said Tesla’s entry into India will revolutionise the sector.
Rajiv Arora, president of Federation of Rajasthan Exporters, had also written to letter the chief minister for reaching out to Tesla.