Iconic electric car maker Tesla is unlikely to open its base at the proposed JNPT SEZ, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has indicated.
Speaking at an event here, he said: "My department is concentrating on alternate fuels particularly on electricity" and the work is also being carried out on ethanol, methanol, bio-diesel and CNG.
When asked if the Elon Musk-promoted, the US-based Tesla is coming to the proposed SEZ at JNPT which is the country's largest container port, Gadkari replied in the negative.
"No," he told
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