Mukesh Ambani, one of the richest person in the world and his family have an extravagant lifestyle. Living in the most expensive property in India, Mukesh Ambani and his family owns a large number of high-end cars including the latest vehicles like the Rolls Royce Cullinan and the Bentley Bentayga. Nonetheless, the Ambanis keep on adding new cars to their garage every now and then and one of the latest additions to the garage is a Tesla Model S! However, the Ambanis are the second owner of the vehicle. Did they buy a second-hand Tesla? We explain.
The Tesla Model S has been spotted on the Mumbai roads on multiple occasions. Here is a video of the very same vehicle by CS 12 VLOGS and the registration details reveal that the current owner of the Tesla Model S 100D is “RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD.”. However, the details also reveal that Reliance Industries Ltd is the second owner of the vehicle. How?
Well, since Tesla is not legally available in India, they have to be officially imported to be registered in India. Since it takes a lot of paperwork, time and energy, most affluent and super-rich families hire an importer to do all the leg work and documentation. Privately importing a vehicle will require a dozen of clearances, coordination and communication. Which is why the work is given to the professionals who do it for you for a fee.
So when the professional importer brings in the vehicle to India, it gets registered to the importer’s name. However, soon after the vehicle is registered, it is handed over to the real owner and the officially the real owners become the second owners on the paper. However, it does not mean that the vehicle is used. It is just a way to make things convenient and since the richest family in India has abundant money, they give it to the professionals. This is how most of the cars are imported to India. There are a lot of supercar owners in India who are officially the second owners of the car. However, they do not care about the resale value of the car, it really does not matter much.
Now talking about the Tesla Model S 100D, it is an extremely powerful electric car that can do 0-100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds! The car is powered by electric motors that generate a maximum power of 423 PS and instant torque of 660 Nm. It is extremely powerful and the top-speed of the vehicle is limited at 250 km/h for safety reasons. Also, it can do a full 495 km on a full charge. The Tesla Model S gets a 100 kWh battery pack that can be charged in just 42 mins using the Tesla Superchargers. It costs around Rs 75 lakhs in the USA, which after paying the taxes costs around Rs 1.7 crore in India. Well, that’s the money you need to pay for the vehicle and then there is the shipping cost and of course the fee that needs to be paid to the importer.