Friday, March 27, 2009

Impact and Consequences of Tata Nano

Tata Nano- The World's Cheapest Car

A lot has been written about Tata Nano and what magical transformation it will achieve in the small car segment space by pricing it as the cheapest car in the world. Even we gave it a befitting tribute in our previous blog post the launch in Mumbai. No doubt the car deserves all the accolades it is getting for demonstrating to the world the finest engineering talents on a low-budget project. However, t
here are a few issues related to the Tata Nano that we thought of sharing with you.

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We would most certainly not discuss the misses inside the car as we have already given a thumbs to the Tata Nano team of engineers for bringing to light a car under the price constraints that they were working under. What we want to discuss here are the future repercussions that the Launch of Tata Nano would have on the Indian road at large.

Tata Nano- Again A Thought

  • Traffic Menace- What if the two-wheelers/three-wheelers in a metro city like Delhi or Mumbai get replaced by the worlds cheapest car? Subsequently, what will happen to the already choc-a-bloc traffic situation after the introduction of the Tata Nano on the Indian roads?

  • Economic Upliftment- The Standard of Living is set to rise with the advent of Tata Nano as more and more people from the middle class will switch to the Tata Nano considering that it is a cheap option in comparison to other cars.

  • Impact on Teenagers- The easy availability of Tata Nano in the Indian homes would lead to a lot of teenagers getting pampered and leading to increase in accidents.

  • Exports- The exports will most likely rise in the wake of interests shown by a lot of countries over Tata Nano.

  • Petrol- After the launch of Tata Nano, there will be further pressure on the depleting oil reserves of the world and High expenditure on petrol will lead to higher rates of inflation.

  • Safety- Even though Tata Nano complies to the basic safety standards, the badly placed & uncovered battery right behind the drivers seat has raised some eyebrows amongst the auto experts and they have all criticised this faux pas by Tata Motors.

We value your thoughts on this. So keep it flowing Everyone :)


rishanki March 28, 2009 at 1:33 PM  

yes every1 is mesmerised by d charm of our little nano bt no 1 has given a thought over d impact of nano. it is a matter of concern, d teens possesing nano could bring serious violations of traffic rules & will increase disrespect 4 d hard earned money.

Akhil March 29, 2009 at 5:17 PM  

Although I am completely agree with your views that there are some hiccups about nano and your blog has shown the other side of the coin.
But in my perception it is not a problem of nano, it is problem of poor infrastructure in India. Here in Gulf especially in Saudi Arabia every Saudi student has his own car and I have never seen any problem regarding accidents and all.
Well, in the other words I'm very optimistic about nano's release, every Indian has a right to live in a respective and comfortable way and Mr.Ratan Tata has done good job and now it is our sleeping and lazy govt's turn to do some work for country.

Sri March 30, 2009 at 6:35 PM  
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Sri March 30, 2009 at 6:39 PM  

thoughtful article....
of all the problems mentioned here, I think the traffic congetion would be the most immediate effect. It's already a jungle out there on the roads and only God knows what is about to happen with Nano taking to the roads.

And the pollution; no matter how complying a vehicle is to Euro standards, it pollutes.
Pretty soon we might see Oxygen canisteres along with CNG fitted to cars. The Next BIG THING in automobile industry I guess

workhard April 26, 2009 at 9:45 AM  

true how this is gonna cause traffic jams and the issue of youngsters behind the wheel has always been a serious issue..

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