Thackerays looking to convince Tesla to invest in Maharashtra

After the US-based electric and clean energy company Tesla opened a fully-owned subsidiary in India with its office in Bengaluru, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his Cabinet Minister son Aditya are keen to convince Tesla to start operations in the State. With reports that Tesla is in talks with other State governments as well, the Maharashtra government is talking to company officials.

After taking charge as Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray has been talking to various international players inviting them to invest in Maharashtra. The father, son duo have repeatedly insisted that industrial development in the State will be in consonance with environment protection.

Aditya, who holds the portfolio of environment and climate change minister, held a video conference with the Tesla team in October. He, along with Industry Minister Subhash Desai invited Tesla to Maharashtra. Aditya said that he was not looking just for the investment but wanted to push electric mobility and sustainability in Maharashtra.

“We are firmly committed to policy building and changes for sustainable development, and I personally believe that electric mobility, supported by renewable energy, is the way ahead. Let’s hope we can help this thought become mainstream soon,” Aditya tweeted on October 22 last year.

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