Okay, okay, so our partners over at AllCarsElectric.com have been on the pulse of this story since January (more here). Yep, back in January CNBC-TV18 reported that Tata Motors would be making a micro-hybrid version of the Tata Nano. Seems logical right? The World’s Cheapest Car and The World’s Cheapest Hybrid together under one nameplate—namely Tata.
By now you would think the Smart ForTwo would have put these questions to rest, but historically small cars just don’t do as well in the U.S. as they do in other parts of the world. Yet, we are seeing more and more companies start to position themselves for an entry into the U.S. market with microcar products that range from efficient gasoline power to hybrids to full-electric power. You have the Th!nk City, Smart ForTwo, Mistubishi MiEV, Mini E and Nissan Leaf (okay on the larger side).
Bottom line—with the focus on environmentalism in Europe and the U.S., we are starting to see a shift in trends. The next trendy Hollywood accessory could just be customized Tata Nano Hybrids. At the current entry price, A-listers could have one to match every outfit or every charitable cause and fans could pony up to have matching ones.
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