Tesla CEO Elon Musk Might Come to India in 2019

Monday, 16 Jul, 2018

Earlier this year, amid concerns they could miss the federal tax break, some potential buyers of Tesla's long-delayed Model 3 sedan began seeking alternatives, including GM's Bolt, according to postings by would-be Tesla buyers on websites and interviews with GM dealers.

Tesla opened the taps on Model 3 sales this week by dropping the exclusive reservations list it established a year ago, allowing anyone in the U.S.to order one of the small sedans with a $2,500 deposit.

Tesla has also started changing its strategy for the Model 3.

"Shanghai will be the location for the first Gigafactory outside the United States", Musk said in a statement released by the company and Shanghai's government.

When Nikkei Asian Review reached out to Panasonic, Tesla's battery partner at its Nevada Gigafactory, the company said, "We have not received any specific production requests". It will be their first overseas production and assembly plant.

Fremont workers were invited to sign a poster proclaiming Tesla's new "5K Club". The category - which includes battery-powered, plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell automobiles - reached 777,000 units previous year and could surpass one million sales in 2018, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.

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According to Bloomberg, Tesla may have delivered more vehicles to customers outside the U.S.in Q2 in order to avoid hitting the 200,000 US delivery cap in that quarter and hit the cap in Q3.

The US government subsidises purchases of electric cars with tax credits of up to $7,500 (£5,700), which apply to all of Tesla's cars.

Many states provide their own incentives up to a few thousand dollars; Tesla lists them here.

A former Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) employee alleges there are serious problems afoot with his former employer. Ironically, notes Jack Stewart at Wired, the timing means most of this tax credit will go to customers who could afford the luxury prices of the Model S and Model X. By the time the more accessibly priced Model 3 becomes widely available, middle class customers will have a shrunken benefit.

Both GM and Tesla have been lobbying Congress since previous year, hoping to win changes to tax law that would allow them to continue to collect the tax credit, but they have been unsuccessful to date. Musk has said that would help put Tesla on the road to delivering a profit for the second half of 2018, along with positive cashflow. Then, from July 1 to December 31, it will be reduced again to $1,875.