EFEBy Hugo Barcia. New Delhi

The much-awaited launch of electric vehicles firm Tesla has hit a speed bump in India as talks appear to have stalemated between the government and the billionaire techpreneur Elon Musk.

"Still working through a lot of challenges with the government," Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, tweeted in reply to a question about the progress of negotiations for the company to begin selling its vehicles in India.

Musk had first expressed interest to sell in India in 2019.

While the Indian government wants Tesla to set up a factory to manufacture "Made in India" vehicles, the company first wants to test the market by selling its cars without, Soumen Mandal, an automobile expert at Mumbai-based consultancy Counterpoint Research, told EFE.