Tesla’s entry into the Indian market is inevitable. A clear sign of the American electric vehicle manufacturer’s plans in India is that four Tesla models have been homologated or approved for use on Indian roads, as seen in Vahan Sewa, the Indian government’s website for vehicle homologation.
What is Homologation?
Homologation is the process of confirming that a particular vehicle is roadworthy and meets certain criteria set by the government for all vehicles produced or imported into a country. Essentially, the tests ensure that the vehicle meets the requirements of the Indian market in terms of emissions, safety and handling in accordance with the Central Motor Vehicle Rules.
What does this say for Tesla?
This says that Tesla’s Indian subsidiary, Tesla India Motors and Energy Pvt Ltd, has received approval to manufacture or import four models. On August 30, Tesla India Club tweeted: “ Tesla has completed the homologation process and received approval for 4 variants of its vehicles in India. Although we have no confirmation of the names yet, they are likely variants of Model 3 and Model Y. “
Tesla’s current international lineup also includes the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV, although the automaker has yet to officially confirm which and when it will launch.
The Tesla Model 3 is the company’s most affordable model and will likely be the first to hit the Indian market as it has already been tested on our roads. Overseas, the Tesla Model 3 is available with one or two engines. The starting lineup is the rear-wheel-drive version of the Standard Range Plus, which has a range of 423 km and an acceleration time of 0.100 km / h in less than 6 seconds. The twin-engine versions, including the long-range all-wheel drive, can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 4.5 seconds, have a range of 568 km and a maximum range, delivering a good time of just over 3 seconds, the top speed is over 260 km / h, and the brakes are also improved.