• James Posted: 3/23/2009 9:59pm PDT

    "America does not own the world"

    The tone of this article seems to indicate the typical American attitude - that we own the worlds resources and only we should drive cars. This car is good for the entire world - if they sell a million then it's still less emissions than all the filthy SUV's in the US. I can't believe that this is our response to this ground breaking car.

  • Mark Posted: 3/24/2009 1:58am PDT

    "You have missed the point"

    The article is not trying to say that should have cars or that we are superior. It is Lauding TATA but warning of a lack of infrastructure to support these vehicles. India's and asia as a whole's population is more than the USA. India had a billion people. we have 300 million that is more than three times. this has the potential to put what is equivalent to our population in the amount of cars made on the roads all over Asia. Can you imagine the amount of pollution. Think about the sudden demand for fuel !!!. I am happy that TATA has done this. The Indian people deserve to have the same liberties as we do. We as modern humans are living a very unsustainable existence.

  • fast_lane Posted: 3/24/2009 6:02am PDT


    Why complain? It's not like Tata is coming out with a cheap H2. Most of the cars there now are probably small and fuel efficient, or fuel-less, unlike the U.S.

  • R2dad Posted: 3/24/2009 8:37am PDT

    "movin on up..."

    A 4-stroke using unleaded fuel would be the best re pollution--is that the case? I don't see why people would be against this project; it's not like TATA will be exporting it to the US.

  • gslippy Posted: 3/24/2009 1:58pm PDT


    I guess the NYT would rather have a few lucky Indians driving Teslas than provide economic freedom to millions through an affordable, modern car. Shows you where their socialist hearts are.