Something Feral

Digging up the flower-beds.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Do Want

It's an ugly little beast, but consider this:

According to the designers, it costs less than 50 rupees per 100Km (about a tenth that of a petrol car). Its mileage is about double that of the most advanced electric car (200 to 300 km or 10 hours of driving), a factor which makes a perfect choice in cities where the 80% of motorists drive at less than 60Km. The car has a top speed of 105 kmph. Refilling the car will, once the market develops, take place at adapted petrol stations to administer compressed air. In two or three minutes, and at a cost of approximately 100 rupees, the car will be ready to go another 200-300 kilometers.

Sign me up. Which probably means that there's an impending legal slap-down for owning one in US.


Elusive Wapiti said...

With a name like 'tata', mayhaps they're targeting the hard-up single guy demo?

Something Feral said...

I decline to speculate on the origin, as India has also brought us "Bollywood".

I will go on record as in favor of Tatas, though. *chuckle*