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The Nano - II

A small development in the auto sector has gone unreported except in a December 2007 issue of Outlook. The Rewa battery-powered car is selling via a local distributor in London, rebranded as G-Wiz. With the city administration encouraging electric transport (electric trucks have been used for milk distribution and other short-path fixed-cycle runs in UK for a while) by measures like waived/concessions on the congestion tax and providing metered charging outlets on lighting poles, 700 G-Wiz cars are running on London’s streets as against 650 in Bangalore.

A small development in the auto sector has gone unreported except in a December 2007 issue of Outlook. The Rewa battery-powered car is selling via a local distributor in London, rebranded as G-Wiz. With the city administration encouraging electric transport (electric trucks have been used for milk distribution and other short-path fixed-cycle runs in UK for a while) by measures like waived/concessions on the congestion tax and providing metered charging outlets on lighting poles, 700 G-Wiz cars are running on London’s streets as against 650 in Bangalore.

Another less reported development has been the work done on the direct hydrogen combustion motorcycle at IIT Varanasi, which provides a clean and economic fuel with very minor modifications. Both these small vehicle solutions provide non-polluting and no-congestion solutions in cities. Personal transport is as essential as mass transport due to its flexibility and reach. If we must look to the west for solutions why do we only look at the costlier and larger ones?

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