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Indian startups lock horns with old guard over two-wheeler EVs

Legacy manufacturers are going slow and steady while startups accelerate

The future of two-wheelers is electric -- a battery-powered Bounce, left, and electric Hero Photon, right. (Screenshot from Bounce website and Getty Images) 

BENGALURU -- A group of ambitious startups making big promises are aiming to upend India's nascent electric two-wheeler market, as the government strives to give the motor sector a green makeover.

Flush with funds, the new entrants are snapping at the heels of the old guard in two-wheeler manufacturing, including Bajaj Auto, TVS Motor Company and Hero MotoCorp, all of whom have so far approached electric vehicles (EVs) with restraint.

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