Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed his plans for establishing Tesla centres in five states across the  (time in India) country. He did so in a two-word tweet put out by him on Wednesday. "As promised," Musk wrote on Twitter. The world's richest man was replying to a tweet linking to a blog post on the Tesla fan site Tesmanian which noted that Tesla cars will be expensive for Indians but the cars will become more affordable for the country's middle class when the company starts production within the country.


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This is the first statement about Tesla's plans for India that Musk has made since the company  (time in India)  registered its office in Bengaluru. On January 8, Tesla registered itself as a company named Tesla India Motors and Energy in Bengaluru.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa confirmed in a tweet that Tesla has set up an R&D unit in (time in India)   Bengaluru. "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," he wrote.



The Tesla CEO has tweeted about his plans for the company in India several times before. Last (time in India)  October, he said in a tweet, "Next year for sure". He was replying to tweet which had a photograph of a person wearing a shirt with 'India wants Tesla' written on it.