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India has 15 crore drivers and only 8,000 want electric cars

Sunday, October 6, 2019, 8:52 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. launched India's first-electric SUV this summer with a quirky TV commercial urging millennials to "Drive Into the Future." A few-month-later, the automaker finds itself on a-lonesome-road. In a nation of about 150-million-drivers, only 130-Kona-SUVs were sold to dealers through August. The Kona sells for about $35,000 while the average Indian-earns about $2,000 a year and the best-selling gas guzzler costs $4,000.
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To Set Example, Environment Ministry Gets Electric Cars For Official Use

Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 7:52 AM

The Environment-Ministry acquired electric cars for official use, a move aimed at reducing air pollution. According to ministry sources, five-electric-cars have been acquired on a trial basis out of which three have been allotted to ministry officials. Tweeting a picture of the electric-car, the ministry said, "@moefcc acquires Electric-Cars for official duty thereby utilising in-house charging facilities and setting an example in pollution free-commutes."