Twenty five hundred dollars is what it costs. According to Simon Robinson, of Time Magazine, it is a decent price for middle class families (lower middle) in India who earn around $200 a month. The car is called the Tata Nano and although small by North American standards, Robinson claims it is perfect for driving conditions in India, especially rural areas.
The developers of the car states that it meets emission standards of India and Europe; can reach speeds up to 60 miles per hour and gets 50 miles for each gallon of gas.
How will this affect India’s infrastructure, air pollution and other poorer developing nations with congested roadways? No one is sure. The most important question raised in this article is whether or not concerns of air pollution and traffic issues should keep poor individuals from owning a car?