Elon Musk took to Twitter on Jan 13th & provided an update on Tesla’s entry into the Indian market. On January 8, Tesla registered itself as a company named ‘Tesla India Motors and Energy’ in Bengaluru & this tweet has been the first official statement about Tesla’s plans for India that Musk has made since the registration.
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa had confirmed that Tesla has set up an R&D unit in Bengaluru in a tweet that reads, “Karnataka will lead India’s journey towards Green Mobility. “Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Tesla will soon start its operations in India with an R&D unit in Bengaluru. I welcome Elon Musk to India and Karnataka and wish him all the very best”.
The two-word tweet, ‘As promised’ was a reply to a tweet linking to a blog post on the Tesla fan site ‘Tesmanian’. According to the Tesmanian blog post, Tesla is in talks with five states to open stores, an office, an R&D center, and a manufacturing plant. According to the blog post, Tesla will target India’s ‘rich’ where massive economic disparity persists.
As promised— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 13, 2021
The Tesla CEO has tweeted about his plans for the company in India several times before. Last year in October, he had tweeted, “Next year for sure”, replying to a tweet with an image of T-shirts with ‘India wants Tesla’ written on them. There’s no doubt that Musk as well as Tesla’s popularity in India is unmatched & hence every move has great nationwide reactions.
Next year for sure— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 2, 2020
Social media marketing has been on an all-time high, and the pandemic has only fuelled its growth. If there’s one top-notch CEO who stays on the top of it all, it’s Elon Musk. With his love for memes, witty nature & often unfiltered Social media activity, he’s loved by millennials & GenZ alike.
His social media presence, irrespective of whether it’s looked after by his team or himself, gives off his innovative cool persona very well. In this world of filters & paid promotions, this relatability really works wonders in increasing his online influence and, as a result, the sales of all his companies.
After the ‘As promised’ tweet, Elon’s Twitter account with 41.2 million followers, performed its magic & has since opened a barrage of memes about the matter. The memes hilariously comment on the condition of Indian roads, Bollywood trends, unwritten traffic rules & much more!
Tesla cars coming to india— Mad king (@GJhamtani) January 13, 2021
Rohit shetty:- pic.twitter.com/oKvs5dK5m7
People showing their hands and crossing the road in India.— The Sculpture (@theSculpture_) January 14, 2021
Tesla autopilot : pic.twitter.com/ATp5c4mh6D