HT Brunch Social Media Star of The Week: Madan Gowri
One of South India’s biggest YouTubers wins this week for engaging Elon Musk in a Twitter conversation on India’s climate policy
Carmakers have already introduced electric vehicle variants for Indian roads but everyone’s excited to see whether a Tesla vehicle will join the bandwagon soon. Although the Elon Musk-owned electric vehicle company announced its entry into India this January, there’s been no clarity since. So, several issues were cleared up when YouTuber and digital content creator Madan Gowri tweeted a shiny picture of a black Tesla, tagging Elon Musk, and the latter replied in a series of tweets.
Musk pointed out that India has one of the highest import duties and that clean energy vehicles are treated the same way as petrol and diesel vehicles, which are inconsistent with India’s climate goals.