While the notion of affordable mobility for millions of Third World citizens might sound like a great blessing for many, others are not so keen on the idea at all. According to an article on Tech Central Station, a case in point occurred earlier this year when India’s Tata Motors unveiled a new inexpensive car that will retail for about $2,500. One activist in India responded by saying that rapidly expanding vehicle ownership would cause a “ticking time bomb” while a New York Times columnist wrote that India ought to have more mass transit instead. But many Indians view this as elitist and discriminatory, and say that the poor should not be denied the safety and comfort of their own inexpensive cars.

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