Tesla does not have any further plans to enter the Indian market. However, around the world, Tesla is very successful and probably one of the best when it comes to electric cars. We have seen Tesla cars doing some weird stuff. Here, we have a video in which we can see Tesla Model Y crossing a flooded road while a BMW 3 Series is stuck.
Apparently one car is better than the other. pic.twitter.com/hchtKy3jQD
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This is not the first time that we have seen such incident. We have seen a Tesla Model S Plaid go through a pool of water and a Model 3 coming out of a flooded tunnel without any issues. There were several vehicles stuck in the tunnel. This video was shot last year when China faced unprecedented rains.
Tesla cars are able to cross such extreme flooded roads because they are electric. They cannot be stalled. Tesla cars do not rely on mixture of petrol and air to propel ahead. So, they cannot be get hydrolocked. Moreover, Tesla batteries are water and dust proof.
Should you do it?
Driving any car through flooded roads is not a good idea. Tha biggest reason is that you cannot see the roads. So, there can be a pothole or even a manhole because of which your tyre can get stuck which will make the vehicle stuck. This can create a disaster as the water can get inside and if this happens then the water level would increase in matter of minutes. So, a person can be trapped inside the vehicle.
Moreover, the batteries might be waterproof but they are still mounted on the floor. If there is a leakage then the water can harm the batteries. This would fry the electricals and there could also be fire if there is a short circuit.
Tesla not coming to India
Elon Musk, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla tweeted that Tesla will not be coming to India at least for now. He wrote, “Tesla will not put a manufacturing plant in any location where we are not allowed first to sell & service cars.”
Tesla asked the Indian government to lower the taxes on imports. But the government wants Tesla to set up their factory in India and produce Tesla vehicles locally. However, Elon Musk wanted to first test the grounds by launching Tesla’s vehicles as CBU or Completely Built Unit.
Elon’s argument was that why electric cars have to face the same tax slabs as the petrol and diesel vehicles with heavy displacement engines. When compared Tesla’s vehicles are environmentally friendly and do not produce carbon dioxide. However, the Indian government did not flinch and urged Tesla to set up its factory in India.
Tesla might have backed-out from entering the Indian market. But there are still several manufacturers that are importing their electric vehicles. Kia has brought in EV6 and it is already sold out. Hyundai will soon launch Ioniq 5. Even BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Audi have launched some of their electric vehicles in the Indian market. Some of them are doing pretty well.