Tata Motors is teaming up with the Indian Space Research Organization to produce the country's first fuel cell car early in 2008. With an estimated ten percent of Indians already suffering from respiratory diseases like asthma, air pollution desperately needs to be addressed. With Tata still planning to launch their $2,500 car
next year, it's fitting that they should be doing something to address the dramatic increase in emissions that will result if the car proves successful. Of course India has the same problem as other countries in moving to hydrogen as a fuel: an almost complete lack of infrastructure. Even if Tata gets around that little problem, there is still the issue of congestion if a significant portion of the indian population begins driving private cars.
[Source: Rediff India Abroad]