Tesla Power India Told To Produce Sales Details After Elon Musk's Tesla Takes Gurugram Battery-Maker To Court

The Delhi High Court ordered Tesla Power India, based in Gurugram, to submit an affidavit detailing the sales and inventory of their electric vehicle scooters, as per an ET report. This must include the names of dealers, the launch dates, and the current stock levels.

What Happened: The directive comes in response to a trademark infringement lawsuit filed by Elon Musk‘s electric vehicle giant Tesla against Tesla Power India.

The court will continue hearing the case this Thursday. Tesla has accused the local firm of creating consumer confusion and damaging its business by using the Tesla trademark. The company explained that it has received complaints intended for Tesla Power India because customers mistakenly believe the two businesses are connected.

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Tesla also stated that Tesla Power has been promoting its batteries in national newspapers under the Tesla logo, falsely presenting itself as an EV company. The counsel for Tesla urged immediate action to prevent further harm to their brand and business interests in India.

In its defence, Tesla Power India argued that it does not produce electric vehicle batteries but sells lead-acid batteries for conventional vehicles and inverters. Kavinder Khurana, Chairman of Tesla Power India, informed the court that the company does not plan to manufacture or market electric vehicles under the Tesla brand. He noted that Tesla Power’s use of the Tesla trademark in advertising was for e-Ashwa, a strategic partner selling branded products.

Khurana added that Tesla Power has been operating for four years, serving over a million customers in India.

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