Bengaluru: Electric car maker Tesla will open new showrooms and service centres in Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru. 

In this regard, the car giant has also roped in the services of Manuj Khurana, former promoter of Invest India to scout for places. 

Economic Times adds that the company is looking for sites with an area of 20,000 to 30,000 square feet. 

This move to hire a consultant and an area, this high a dimension, indicates that Tesla is serious about the expansion plans and hopes India will be a big market for the company. 

"If you look at Tesla's showrooms globally, they are like experience centres. It would look at replicating that with some modifications for the Indian market," Economic Times quoted a source as saying. 

The company is likely to import and sell the Model 3 sedan by as early as mid-2021. With the company, Tesla reportedly seeks to target rich customers in a niche market.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari had said that the government is ready to offer incentives to the carmaker to ensure that its production cost would be less than in China if the firm commits to local manufacturing.