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Flipkart founder-backed Indian startup launches subsidised electric scooter

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By Diptendu Lahiri and Supantha MukherjeeBENGALURU (Reuters) - Bengaluru-based startup Ather Energy opened pre-orders for its flagship electric scooters on Tuesday, hoping to build a beachhead in the world's largest two-wheeler market that will allow it to launch a mass-market vehicle within two years. Some 18 million petrol-driven scooters and motorcycles are sold in India annually, clogging roads in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru with some of the world's worst traffic and highest levels of pollution.Electric bikes so far have played a tiny role in those sales and Ather is the first major ...

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 18:02 IST