Elon Musk all but confirmed Tesla Inc. will enter India last week, sparking jubilation among fans, some of whom have had electric cars on order for years. But it may prove the company’s hardest market to crack yet.

The world’s richest man on Jan 13 tweeted “as promised” in response to a report on a Tesla-focused blog that the automaker was in talks with several Indian states to open an office, showrooms, a research and development center — and possibly a factory.

“It’s really happening,” said Nikhil Chaudhary, a 20-year-old student at the University of Delhi who helped start India’s Tesla fan club in early 2019, adding he “went crazy” when he heard the news.

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