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Old 19th January 2008, 19:23   #571
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I think that the new 1 lakh car will bridge the gap between dreams and reality for a lot of Indians.But it will also seal the fate of the environment .
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I have been trying to get some comments published on IBN live, on the interview of Sunita Narrain by Karan Thapar, but without success.

This post is not meant target any specific person here. But just tempted to put my points regarding Nano and environment.

My simple argument is why is it an environmental problem when the poors drive cars, while it is not such an issue when the rich people drive. Shouldn't the public transport be imposed on both the rich and poors? If the environmentalists themselves drive car, then better shut up and stop talking about fears of poors driving car.

This fear and logic to ban Nano sounds like banning all the poors to have babies by, say, taxing every baby born, thereby reducing the population and making the planet greener with only rich people.

As long as the rich people drive cars, poors will dream to drive cars. Let the argument be unbiased.
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Post Marketing the Nano.!!!

The rationale for Nano, as stated by Sir Ratan Tata, was to ensure safe riding conditions for a small Indian family on our roads.

If that be the case - should'nt the initial sale prospects also remain those people for whom this was targetted. Not a regular t-bhpian who has remained a car-lover and has experienced the joy of four wheels and two axels and is waiting to add one more automobile to his garage.!!!

Academically speaking, the Nano must be for those who have never owned a car in their life ever and are waiting for the opportunity.

Obviously, as a public forum - am only thinking aloud to rationalise the probable manner of executing this superb dream-run called Nano.

The mods can decide to add a dis-claimer here that states that these are only the views of the author and not really the forum itself.

Happy thinking.
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This fear and logic to ban Nano sounds like banning all the poors to have babies by, say, taxing every baby born, thereby reducing the population and making the planet greener with only rich people.

is that what they mean by garibi hatao.
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Nano occupies less space than a big car on road. Then what is the problem if rich people buy Nano? If an extra car occupies space in the owner's garage, I don't see any additional problem to the environment. Apologies for the sort of off-topic, but in a way related to Nano.
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Yes, it is related; but it is also arguable. Nano takes up more room than a two wheeler, although I would love to see an end to bikes as family transport. Frankly it should be outlawed anyway, but not much hope of that when even not wearing helmets is not outlawed.

To whom it sells is going to be a matter of who buys it! That is beyond control.
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My simple argument is why is it an environmental problem when the poors drive cars, while it is not such an issue when the rich people drive.


Anyways, 2 stroke bikes pollute more than most personal cars on the roads.
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Default Nano steals the Show at Geneva

As per today's Hindustan Times, TATA NANO hogged the limelight on the press day. TATAs are also considering the posiibility of global licencing of production of NANO.

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car-agey : did u mean at the Geneva motor show, right?
Tata unveiled the Nano at the Geneva Motor show today
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Tata Motor’s Nano created a flutter at the Geneva Motor Show. Nissan Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn and General Motors chief executive Rick Wagoner dropped in for a dekko and were thanked by Mr Hickman for their interest.

Mr Ghosn replied: “No no. I should thank you. This is really fantastic. This is what we should try and achieve.”

Mr Wagoner added: “This is a benchmark kind of a model. You Indians always make us think.”

Tata Motors UK centre broadened co's global tech base- Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times
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Default TATA working on a cheaper NANO

Friday, March 21, 2008




Tata working on cheaper Nano

Mumbai: Will the Rs 1 lakh car be available for less? Tata Motors has set up a new team in its Pune plant to cut the Nano’s cost further.

The Nano, unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo 2008, is close to production and is expected to be available in October. It will be made at the Tata Motors plant in Singur, West Bengal, which will be commissioned in June, according to company sources.

“There is a team of people in Pune who are right now working on bringing the costs of the Nano down further,” Tata Motors Managing Director Ravi Kant said on Wednesday night. He was talking at a seminar on innovation sponsored by Marico Industries in Mumbai.

The basic, stripped-down version of the Nano could cost Rs 1.3 lakh on road. Other versions, including those to be sold in the West, will cost much more. These cars will have optional power steering, power windows and air-conditioning, apart from CD players and cigarette lighters.

This would mean a bigger engine, and therefore subtle changes in design, said a source on condition of anonymity. However, the basic structure of the car would remain unaltered, he added.

The cost-cutting team comprises a set of people who were not part of the team led by Girish Wagh, lead designer of the Nano and Tata’s mini truck Ace. The Nano has coined a new phrase in global circles – frugal engineering.

The car, which uses extensive amounts of steel in a semi-monocoque design, is able to withstand stress without an extensive frame. This brings costs down.

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Any Idea as to when the bookings start?
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Any Idea as to when the bookings start?
from all what ive heard is,4-wheeler owners wont get a chance to buy the Nano??it that true or people/car competitors are spreading rumors about this??
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from all what ive heard is,4-wheeler owners wont get a chance to buy the Nano??it that true or people/car competitors are spreading rumors about this??
Even if it were true, it won't work. People can buy in another family member's name.
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from all what ive heard is,4-wheeler owners wont get a chance to buy the Nano??it that true or people/car competitors are spreading rumors about this??
What a load of bull crap. This is obviously a rumour. No manufacturere would impose this themselves. Besides, it is practically impossibly to enforce. Anyone who wants one can book it in another family members name (who doesn't have a car registered in their name yet)
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