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Indian electric car makers charge up to head off overseas rivals

Global auto giants have been speeding into nation's fledgling EV sector

Electric cars, such as this concept vehicle from Tata Motors, lie at the heart of India's push for greener transport.   © AFP/Jiji

BENGALURU -- India's electric vehicle makers are rushing to raise funds and beef up their operations to head off growing competition from overseas manufacturers speeding into the South Asian nation.

Local and foreign companies are fighting for a slice of India's nascent market for electric cars and two-wheelers, despite worries ranging from limited numbers of charging stations to cases of scooters catching fire.

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