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Modi@Tesla: Electric car takes a backseat to powerpacks

By Lalit K Jha
September 27, 2015 07:19 IST
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Modi discusses battery technology's impact on India at Tesla

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has discussed with Tesla motors CEO the implications of the revolutionary battery technology in India and developments in renewable energy as he visited the American automotive company's iconic headquarters in San Jose.

"Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Prime Minister Modi discussed Tesla's developments in battery technology, energy storage and renewable energy, and the positive implications of this innovation for India," Tesla spokesperson Ricardo Reyes told PTI after Modi had an hour-long trip at its headquarters.

"We were delighted to host Prime Minister Modi at the Tesla Factory," he said.

During the meeting, Musk gave a presentation to Modi on the revolutionary technologies being developed by Tesla, which is likely to change the face of the motor industry and have wider implications on developing countries like India on renewable energy.

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