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Indian bike makers cry foul over 'impractical' EV proposal

Industry wants more talks over ban on most gasoline-powered motorcycles by 2025

India's government has proposed banning the sale of gasoline-powered motorcycles and scooters smaller than 150 cc by 2025 to ease the country's serious air pollution.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- In India, the world's largest market for motorcycles and scooters, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is calling for most new bikes to be electric by 2025, to the chagrin of manufacturers.

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