Saturday, January 26, 2008

From a car to a truck...

AFP reports that India's Tata Motors mulls US debut with electric
truck: company. Excerpt below --

" India's Tata Motors, which recently unveiled the world's cheapest
car, may make its US debut with a tie-up to sell an electric version
of its popular Ace mini-truck, an official said Thursday.
"We're looking at that opportunity to sell a vehicle on the Ace
platform with an electric motor" in association with a US company, the
senior official said, asking not to be named.
"It's premature to give more details," he added.
India's Hindu Business Line newspaper reported earlier this week that
Tata Motors had signed a contract with Chrysler's electric vehicle
unit Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) to market an electric version of
the Ace for US sale.
US automakers are gearing up to meet tighter fuel emission standards
starting in 2012.
The Ace mini-truck was introduced by Tata Motors, India's top
commercial vehicle maker, into the domestic market three years ago and
became a runaway hit with small businesses. It launched a passenger
variant last year.

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