Tesla Might Drive Away From India’s Electric Ambitions

India’s unwillingness to compromise on market barriers is shortsighted

Tesla CEO Elon Musk kicked off deliveries of the electric-car maker’s first made-in-Texas vehicles at a “Cyber Rodeo” event unveiling its new Austin-area factory. Musk said the Cybertruck electric pickup would be built at the site starting next year. Photo: Bob Daemmrich/Zuma Press

Tesla Inc. might drive away from India, and the country has only itself to blame.

On Friday, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted that his company wouldn’t put a manufacturing plant anywhere it isn’t first allowed to sell and service cars. His tweet was a response to a user asking about his plans to make electric cars in India.

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