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Announcements about exciting new cars in the Indian market are coming fast and furious these days. We just posted on the Tara Tiny EV, which follows up on the $2,500 Tata Nano. Tata is now thinking about a wide range of alternative powertrains in its affordable cars, including "blended fuel, partial and complete hybrids, electric vehicles and hydrogen-powered vehicles," according to The Economic Times. One possible hybrid version of the Indica would get 20 km/liter (about 47 mpg U.S.). The Times

Don't get too excited just yet. Chrysler won't be re-badging a battery-powered version of the Tata Nano in the near future. Global Electric Motors ,or GEM as it's more commonly known, has apparently inked a deal with Tata to create a battery-powered version of the Indian company's Ace mini-truck. For those who don't recall, GEM is the NEV manufacturing arm of Chrysler. It looks like Tata will build the vehicles in India for export to the U.S. beginning late this year. The plan starts with 10,000