India is a place where people love to rebadge their vehicles to make them look like a more expensive model. Although this is not very common, it still happens a lot in the country. Recently, sharing one such unique creation of rebadging, former BharatPe founder and popular entrepreneur Ashneer Grover shared a picture on social media. In this picture, a BYD (Build Your Dreams) Atto 3 EV SUV was seen with the American electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Inc’s logo on the tailgate. A lot of netizens have reacted to this viral picture shared by Ashneer Grover.
— Ashneer Grover (@Ashneer_Grover) February 3, 2024
The picture of this Tesla-badged BYD Atto 3 has been shared on X (formerly Twitter) by Ashneer Grover. In the picture, a BYD Atto 3 EV SUV finished in Boulder grey color can be seen with a Tesla logo. This picture has been shared by Ashneer Grover with a caption stating, “World’s first ‘cross-breed’ Tesla! Some Delhi boy literally ‘built his dream’ in Karol Bagh @Tesla.”
A lot of netizens have reacted to this post shared by the popular ex-Shark Tank shark. One of the netizens commented, “Karol Bagh has the answer to everything. Nirvana stays here,” while another person wrote, “Just imagine the guy had come to #SharkTank to raise funds for modifying cars, how would you have reacted?”. Another user on the platform also commented under the same post stating, “Waiting for the day – Tesla ke peeche ‘awaaz dedo’ likha ho.”
Ashneer Grover’s Personal Car Collection
Although in this particular post, it can be noted in which car the popular entrepreneur was driving when he spotted this unique BYD Atto 3 EV SUV, it is known that Ashneer owns a good car collection. The most popular vehicle in his garage is a Python Green Porsche 718 Cayman. This two-door sports coupe uses a 2.0-liter turbo petrol engine generating 295 bhp. Apart from this coupe, he also owns a luxurious Mercedes Maybach S650, Mercedes-Benz GLS350, Audi A6, and Hyundai Verna in his garage.
Elon Musk Scared of BYD?
In other Tesla and BYD related news, according to Reuters, recently the American electric automotive giant Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has expressed concerns about the growing threat posed by Chinese automakers like BYD. Musk recently commented that Tesla is currently facing intense competition from the Warren Buffett-backed BYD. This comes after it was reported that BYD surpassed Tesla as the world’s leading EV company last quarter. Despite Tesla’s efforts to attract consumers through deep price cuts and initiating a price war, Musk has warned that the company is reaching the natural limit of cost reduction with its existing lineup.
Taking note of this rising competition, the American EV carmaker, in an attempt to counter the rising competition, is gearing up to introduce a more affordable, mass-market compact crossover called “Redwood” by mid-2025. However, Chinese EV manufacturers are quickly gaining ground, leveraging a stable supply chain and state subsidies that are helping in increasing their domestic sales. It has been reported that despite the competitive landscape, Musk has remained open to collaboration, offering Chinese companies access to Tesla’s charging network and licensing technologies like self-driving.
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