Modi pays visit to Tesla Motors

San Jose (California), Sep 27 (IANS) With renewable and alternative sources of energy high on his priority list, Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Saturday paid a visit to the headquarters of Tesla Motors at Pao Alto to get a feel on what could drive the automobiles in the future.

Soon after his arrival here and an interaction with the Indian-American community, the prime minister left for the facility of Tesla that was was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers who wanted to prove that electric cars can be better than gasoline-powered cars.

Modi, who had landed at the Norman Y. Minte San Jose International Airport, was driven around the facility in a battery-powered cart after which he also posed for some photos standing next to a gleaming red car manufactured by the company with chief executive Elon Musk.

Prime Minister Modi and I talked about electricity generation and how there are ways to skip ahead with it as with cellphones,” Musk, the company’s principal engineer, inventor and investor, said later.

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