SpaceX to Apply for Permit to Launch Starlink in India: Report

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has had trouble deploying its Starlink satellite internet in India, but a new report shows the company hoping to reach mobile users in the country. SpaceX is planning to apply to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for a global mobile personal communications by satellite services (GMPCS) permit to launch its Starlink services […]

India Rejects Tesla Proposal for Tax Breaks on Imported EVs

The Indian government denied Tesla’s request for lowering import duties, emphasizing that the laws already accommodate importing partially-built vehicles and assembling them at lower costs, according to Automotive News. Chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Vivek Johri emphasized that the government had been looking at the tax structures and decided that […]

Tesla and India Discussions Hit ‘Weird Stalement Situation’: Report

Tesla’s discussion with the government of India over lowered import duty costs has not made progress, according to those familiar with the matter and as reported by Reuters. The government is still holding off on offering tax breaks to Tesla until the U.S.-based automaker commits to manufacturing goods locally. One source with direct knowledge of […]

SpaceX Refunds Starlink Pre-Orders in India, Country Head Resigns

SpaceX will be refunding all of the pre-orders the company has received for its Starlink internet service in India since it is “currently unknown” when it will receive licenses to operate in the country — reports SpaceNews. “Unfortunately, the timeline for receiving licences to operate is currently unknown, and there are several issues that must […]

SpaceX to Apply for Starlink License in India by January 2022

According to Reuters, SpaceX’s Starlink head for India said earlier today that the company will apply early next year for a commercial license to provide broadband and other services in the country. “We hope to have applied for a commercial license on or before 31st January 2022 (unless we hit some major roadblock),” Sanjay Bhargava, […]

India Tells SpaceX to Halt Starlink Efforts Immediately

According to The Economic Times, India’s Ministry of Communications holds that SpaceX is no longer allowed to accept pre-orders for its upcoming Starlink satellite broadband service from the country’s residents. The ministry says Starlink is not licensed to offer satellite-based internet services in India yet, and so cannot accept pre-orders for a service it has not […]

Tesla in Talks to Set Up Fully-Owned Stores in India: Report

At the end of last month, reports showed that Tesla is in talks with local suppliers in India for electric vehicle (EV) components, with the company now reportedly talking to the Indian government about setting up its first Tesla retail stores. Tesla is in discussion with the Indian government over plans to open a series […]

Tesla in Discussions with Parts Suppliers in India, Ahead of Launch: Report

As Tesla prepares to begin importing its cars into India, the company is reportedly already in talks with hardware supply companies in the area about sourcing parts. Tesla is currently in discussion with three different Indian automobile hardware supply companies over important electrical, electronic, and mechanical hardware components for its electric vehicles (EVs), according to […]

Tesla Model Y Reportedly Seen Testing in India

Just over a month after a Tesla Model 3 in camo wrap was spotted testing in India, another Tesla model was spotted in the country on Tuesday. A Tesla Model Y was spotted testing on roads in India, according to an Instagram video shared by Tesmanian (via Tesla Club India). The video depicts the Tesla […]