Nano

The Nano, India's popular tiny car, has created an explosion of interest due to its low emissions, great gas mileage, and small overall footprint. Could smaller cars like the Nano be a solution for traffic-clogged streets and the problems of air pollution? Or are they a distraction from the real solutions? Planetizen's Emily Laetz investigates. Exclusive
Feb 7, 2011  By Emily Laetz
Worldwide media coverage earlier this week of Tata Motors unveiling their Nano car-for-the-masses brings the argument over individual car ownership to the forefront yet again.  Thanks to one hundred or so years of clever marketing, our society glorifies the bling of a shiny new car, demands auto ownership as a basic right, and proclaims its necessity to be (almost) as critical as water, food, and shelter.  Opinion
Mar 25, 2009   By Ian Sacs