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Indians turn to natural gas-powered cars after gasoline price hikes

Tata and Honda to enter market as CNG vehicle sales soar

NEW DELHI -- With gasoline prices soaring and electric vehicles prohibitively expensive for most people, Indians are turning to cars running on a cheap alternative fuel, compressed natural gas.

The surge in demand has left India's two sellers of these vehicles racing to stay ahead as new players like Tata Motors and Honda Motor prepare to enter the market. It has also generated a burst of investment in CNG fuel infrastructure.

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