India eyes Solar power for electric cars

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India's government has approved a new $4bn (£2.5bn) plan to spur the production of electric and hybrid cars over the next eight years.

It includes an ambitious target of producing 6 million units of green vehicles by 2020.

But with choked roads and an already overloaded energy grid, will this next generation of vehicles catch on in India any time soon?

Shilpa Kannan travelled to Bangalore, to find out more.

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