Not looking at collaboration on cars, clarifies Hinduja
   Date :25-May-2019

 
HINDUJA group flagship Ashok Leyland on Friday clarified it was not holding any discussion with the US-based electric vehicle major Tesla for a possible tie-up.
 
Dheeraj Hinduja, a third generation member of the UK-based Hinduja family and Ashok Leyland Chairman, was responding to a query on some media reports that the heavy commercial vehicle major has invited Tesla for a partnership to help the company set foot in India.
 
While declaring Ashok Leyland’s financial performance for FY 2018-19, Hinduja denied the reports
and said they were not looking at collaborations on cars. “I have said many times. We really are not looking at any collaboration on cars. That is not an area we are focused upon. Nor has Tesla been in touch with us. Just clarifying on that,” he said.
 
He said electric vehicle business was a new sector and the technology was evolving fast. “We are happy to have discussions with people who have been in this sector and have better knowledge in this sector,” he said.
 
On reports of acquiring cash-strapped Jet Airways, he said, “As far as Jet Airways is concerned, you know, I would not like to discuss about it here. I would only say that the group is evaluating the opportunity”.