Elon Musk Praised The Taj Mahal: As Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his mother recalled their visit to the Taj Mahal, the world’s richest person was asked by Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma to deliver the first Tesla car at the historic monument on Tuesday. “When are you coming here to deliver the first Tesla at the Taj?” Sharma asked Musk on Twitter.
This was in response to Musk’s reply to a follower, who on Monday shared a picture of the Agra Fort and tweeted, “Amazing façade detail of the Red Fort in Agra, India.” Musk replied, “It’s amazing. I visited in 2007 and also saw the Taj Mahal, which is truly a wonder of the world.”
It is amazing. I visited in 2007 and also saw the Taj Mahal, which truly is a wonder of the world.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2022
Musk’s mother May also shared an interesting anecdote with photos about Musk’s grandparents, who flew to the World Heritage Site in Agra in 1954 on their way to Australia from South Africa.
In 1954, your grandparents flew to the Taj Mahal from South Africa, on their way to Australia. The only people to ever do this trip in a single-engine propeller plane, without a radio or GPS. Their motto “Live dangerously…. carefully.” https://t.co/JG4WQ7TbjF pic.twitter.com/YoJP3HtSp
— Maye Musk (@mayemusk) May 9, 2022
Sharma, however, warned Musk about the challenges of building full-automatic cars on Indian roads because of the risk that ‘most unruly road users’ run into. “Building FSDs for India will be an incredible challenge for Tesla. We are known to be the most unruly road users,” he said.
It will be an incredible challenge for Tesla to build FSD for India.
We are known to be the most unruly road users ️
That said, when you are coming here to deliver first @Tesla here at The Taj ?
— Vijay Shekhar Sharma (@vijayshekhar) May 9, 2022
This is not the first time that Musk is being bullied for his plans to set up a Tesla factory in India. Several states in India have invited Tesla to set up their manufacturing plants.
In January, Telangana minister KT Rama Rao invited Musk to set up a Tesla factory in Telangana. Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil also offered the Tesla chief to set up manufacturing in the state for electric cars.
However, Musk has said that he is facing challenges from the government to release his products in India. He posted, “Tesla not yet in India due to ‘challenges with government’.” Musk has said he wants to launch the cars in India, but the country’s import duty on EVs is the “highest ever in the world”.
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