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Tata for Now

EMBARQ's Lee Schipper talks on National Public Radio about the much-hyped Tata Nano, a 4-door car costing $2,500 that's scheduled for release this year.

The Nano, hailed by many car manufacturers as India's answer to Henry Ford’s Model-T, has the potential to drive millions, if not hundreds of millions, of the upwardly mobile into the ranks of the motorized middle class. As Dr. Schipper notes, if there is no alternative or regulation, the environmental impact—increased pollution, smog, and CO2 emissions—will be catastrophic.

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