Tesla founder Elon Musk hailed India’s aim to move to an all-electric fleet by 2030, on a day when President Donald Trump said the US will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Tesla enthusiasts in India may indeed have much to look forward in the coming days, as Musk responded positively to a tweet from Anand Mahindra, who prodded him to bring his electric cars to this country.
Musk welcoming India’s move comes close on the heels of the Canadian-American businessman announcing his resignation from all three positions on the Presidential Councils, over Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement.
“Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world,” Musk tweeted, not hiding his dismay at the move. While he was upset with the US President, Musk was more than pleased with the Indian government’s plans on electric vehicles and China’s efforts to enhance production of clean energy.
Nevertheless, Musk’s tweet attracted a swarm of response from Tesla enthusiasts from India, including the chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra, who reached out to Musk on the microblogging platform. “Time you got here Elon. You don’t want to leave that whole market to Mahindra, do you? The more – the merrier – and greener…!” The Space X founder conceded this a good point.