Tata claims $2,500 car will be the cleanest in India

India's Tata Motors wants to build the Model T for the 21st century with a $2,500 "peoples" car (or, we could call it the Volks Car, or something). The problem is that even with a nascent private auto market, Indian cities already have major traffic and increasing pollution problems. In spite of concerns that the new, cheap Tata would dramatically amplify these problems, company chairman Ratan Tata wants to press ahead. He insists that the new model will be the cleanest car on the road in India and would meet quality standards equal to any company in the world. Although the small-engined Tata would likely emit fewer greenhouse gases than other cars, Dr. David Cole told AP that the cars still won't meet US emissions standards.
[Source: Detroit Free Press]

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