India, Dec. 8 -- Tata Motors is reportedly urging Indian officials not to lower import taxes of 100% onelectric vehicles (EVs) and to protect the domestic industry and investors, as the government evaluates Elon Musk-led US electric car maker Tesla's plan to foray into the market.

While India is trying to boost domestic manufacturing and EV adoption, Tesla is looking to make a $2 Bn investment in India for setting up a local factory in the country, only if the government cuts import taxes on its EVs to as low as 15% during the first two years.

During discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office and other departments, Tata has opposed the proposal, arguing that its investors made decisions based on the assumption that the exist...