While Tesla has yet to make an official entry into the Indian car market, the anticipation for the all-electric Tesla cars has always been high in India. Several businessmen in the country have already imported a few Tesla cars in India privately, which makes them unique and rare sights on the Indian roads. If you are interested in buying a Tesla car without much hassle of going through the legalities of importing a Tesla from overseas, this Tesla Model Y in India can be the opportunity you need.
A recent post from used car dealer “Big Boy Toyz” shows a used Tesla Model Y for sale, which has been listed for an asking price of Rs 1.3 crore. The details of this Tesla Model Y, as listed on the website of Big Boy Toyz, show that this is a 2023 model of the all-electric crossover. This Telangana-registered Model Y, which is painted in a shade of grey has covered 2,300 km on its odometer, making it relatively new for a used car.
The section on details of this Tesla Model Y on sale in the used car market also reveals that this is an all-wheel drive variant. However, the section of the powertrain and battery details are left empty, thus not confirming which powertrain option this Tesla Model Y has under its skin. However, the Tesla Model Y is currently offered in all-wheel drive configuration only in its long-range version. This particular version of the Model Y comes with a 2170-type battery, which returns a WLTP-claimed range of 533 km. The dual motor setup offered in this version of the Tesla Model Y produces a combined power output of 384 bhp and a combined torque output of 510 Nm.
This is the first time that any Tesla vehicle has hit the used car market in India, considering how rare and limited they are in number across the country. Launched in 2020, the Tesla Model Y is one of the newest models from the American all-electric vehicle maker.
However, besides the Model Y, the other popular cars from Tesla, Model 3, Model X and Model S, have also been imported by a few businessmen. One of the first Tesla cars to land on the Indian shores via a private import was a blue-coloured Tesla Model X, which belongs to billionaire Mukesh Ambani. Importing privately, one needs to shell out more than the cost of the car in taxes. The extremely high tax structure discourages manufacturers to sell CBUs in India and also restricts such models on sale in the Indian market. We are not exactly sure who does this Tesla Model Y belongs to but there were two Tesla Model Y in same colour spotted in Hyderabad.
Tesla is reportedly in talks with the Central Government for putting up a manufacturing or assembly facility in India. There are additional reports that Tesla is already eying this facility as a production hub for its upcoming sub-$25,000 electric car, which will be its most affordable car and is specifically developed for emerging markets, including India.