PM 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 here.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 27, 2015, 07:25 AM IST

San Jose: 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 here.

"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 yesterday.

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.

While talking to reporters after the meeting, Musk said that Modi and he talked about electricity generation, and how arguably there is way to skip ahead with it as with cellphones.

Modi also interacted with Indians working at the Tesla headquarters and posed for a group picture with them.