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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Nov 30, 2008

Small Talk with Tata Nano's Girish Wagh - Realising the big "Small Car" dream

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CEans,

When engineering goes beyond the obvious and breaks the boundaries, we call it Crazy Engineering - the engineering that changes the world. Turns dreams into realities. Makes the impossible, possible. Many thought that Mr. Ratan Tata's dream of Rs. 1,00,000/- [approx. $2,000] car would remain a dream forever.

...but a team of 500 talented engineers at TATA Motors proved everyone wrong!

We are extremely proud and happy to have Mr. Girish Wagh - the chief designer of TATA NANO who led the team of 500 engineers to realise the big 'Small Car' dream.

Check out our Small Talk with Mr. Girish Wagh :-
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Dec 1, 2008
Guys, no comments here? Do you not appreciate our Small Talks? LOT OF hardwork goes behind conducting these small talks.

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hey its really fascinating and interesting to know it had been an team work and not a 100% TATA effort,quality is not compromised which i think wat brand TATA is all about TATA is the only company whose products i can trust to save my life!!! and they have lived upto it....it hade been very informative and educative discussion!!!
Keep on the good work!!!
shalini_goel14
shalini_goel14 • Dec 2, 2008
Hats off to Mr. Girish Wagh and their whole team 👍. Keep on doing great things for this world in future also.May be next time your team may include few CEans also.😀
kedarjk
kedarjk • Dec 2, 2008
After going through it I really believe nothing is impossible. Very good and inspiring interview. 😁
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Dec 2, 2008
shalini_goel14
Hats off to Mr. Girish Wagh and their whole team 👍. Keep on doing great things for this world in future also.May be next time your team may include few CEans also.😀
Let's say CEans will design the Rs. 50,000/- [$1k] car 😁
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Dec 2, 2008
The_Big_K
Let's say CEans will design the Rs. 50,000/- [$1k] car 😁
There was a news report last month about a couple of students from Vasai. They made a four wheeler using second hand scooter engine in under Rs 10000. The engine runs on coconut oil.
Here is the link for further reading..
........AND HERE COMES THE NANO CAR FROM VASAI!
They are not even engineering students. If they can do it, we can surely do it.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Dec 2, 2008
raj87verma88
There was a news report last month about a couple of students from Vasai. They made a four wheeler using second hand scooter engine in under Rs 10000. The engine runs on coconut oil.
Here is the link for further reading..
........AND HERE COMES THE NANO CAR FROM VASAI!
They are not even engineering students. If they can do it, we can surely do it.
There have been lots of such successful attempts. But these cars aren't good for commercial production (that's my opinion). We'll have to come up with something that can be sold in the market.
just2rock
just2rock • Dec 2, 2008
Sir,
One thing of all that i want to enquire is that what will be the overall engine specification since with such a low c.c how can the same put such high efficiency while putting 4 sitting.
pillai
pillai • Dec 2, 2008
I have assembled a working model - a skeletal framework actually - of an electric motor using mu metal.
This is a very energy efficient design.Low input current,high output torque.Ideal for a battery operated vehicle.
A little evolution in motor design!
I want to discuss this with the Nano team.
are we getting poooreeer day by day?????.....i think 1Lac shud be the limit for cars
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Dec 2, 2008
The_Big_K
There have been lots of such successful attempts. But these cars aren't good for commercial production (that's my opinion). We'll have to come up with something that can be sold in the market.
But the concept can be applied on a two wheeler or a three wheeler rickshaw. Many people who can't afford a new two wheeler are driving ancient second hands available from Rs 5000 to Rs 15000. Apart from being unreliable these are also quite environment unfriendly and the engines pollute a lot and are petrol guzzlers. If we make a two wheeler for Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 that is also good for commercial production and modify the engine to run on coconut oil or any other form of oil (a diesel engine), it will be quite something.
Same for three wheelers.
2-wheelers + 3-wheelers = 65% of the traffic on roads in India and many other developing nations.

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