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Tesla is talking to Karnataka government to setup R&D centre in Bengaluru

Electric car maker Tesla Inc is in discussions with the industries department of Karnataka government to set up a centre in Bengaluru to leverage the large research and development (R&D) ecosystem in India’s technology capital.


“The first proposal is for an R&D centre and we have already had at least two rounds of discussions," said one official from the department, requesting not to be named.


The development would bring in one of the biggest electric car makers in the world to Karnataka and would bump up the state's image with a high-profile and news making investor marking its presence in a city that is already known as a R&D hub for sectors such as aviation, biotechnology, and information technology.