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  • Scooters are a big deal in India
  • Scooters are a big deal in India
    Paul Hamilton (2011) ©

Scooters are a big deal in India

The scooter has overtaken the bicycle to become the second-biggest two-wheeled form of transport across India. They now account for nearly a quarter of two-wheeled sales throughout the country. Sales went up to nearly 25% at the end of 2013, against 14% in 2007.



  • Cost-conscious car sharing booms in India Cost-conscious car sharing booms in India

    Public transport may be a more sustainable way to travel, but between its unreliability and heavy traffic, young urban Indians entering the job market are avoiding it for commutes. But with car prices soaring too, a market has opened up for car-sharing services.

  • Reducing congestion by carpooling Reducing congestion by carpooling

    With the level of congestion in Delhi doubling from 2002 to 2012, and vehicles crawling at 5 kmph during peak hours, the city has one of the worst traffic problems in India. Offering a smart solution, FolksVagn is a carpooling community of daily commuters in Delhi.

  • Article image Urban Engines: making commuting more efficient

    Congestion in cities is a global problem. There are roughly 4 million vehicles in Bangalore, and the average worker in London spends around 227 hours a year commuting. Using crowdsourced data, Urban Engines is helping cities to become smarter, less congested and more efficient.

  • Article image Keeping up with the Kapoors

    Today's young Indians aren't 'Indian' at all. They're global consumers with modern values and a growing desire for an international lifestyle. And the world is beginning to take note.