Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Planet Is Fucked: India's $2500 Car Edition.


The world's cheapest car has been launched at India's biggest auto show in Delhi; it will cost about £1,200. It's estimated that up to 60 million more people in India could now afford a car, but is this a good idea considering the impact it will have on CO2 emissions?

We can't bitch, the West has made a terrific job of fucking Mother Earth, let someone else have a go.

NEW DELHI (AFP) — India's giant Tata Group will this Thursday unveil the world's cheapest car, which analysts say could revolutionise prices worldwide.

Ratan Tata, the reclusive tycoon who heads the tea-to-steel conglomerate, will kick off an auto show here with the unveiling of the long-awaited "People's Car", which will carry a sticker price of 100,000 rupees or 2,500 dollars.

The cheap car is a pet project of the Cornell-trained architect Ratan Tata, who helped design it, and is aimed at getting Indian families off their motorbikes and into cars.

Ratan Tata, 70, has spearheaded the growth strategy of the company known for its philanthropic values.more


Anonymous said...

Tainted alcohol kills scores in India.

Himself said...

Makes me glad I stopped drinking.

Apart from a shit social life that is.

Still, now that smoking is banned in pubs, I'm glad I did.