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Why two wheels are better than four in India’s electric vehicle push

EVs represent a tiny share of the nation’s auto market, but efforts to electrify scooters and rickshaws may begin to change that.
by James Temple

In early March, in the parking garage of a Bangalore office building, I hopped onto the back of an Ather 450, a slick electric two-wheeler with lime accents and a molded white body.

I grabbed the shoulders of the unfortunate Ather Energy staff member tasked with showing off the scooter’s acceleration, torque, and handling, all without pitching a foreign journalist onto the pavement.


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