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    Will Asians Adopt Electric Scooters?

    He’s looking to take Asia for a ride. Tarun Mehta hopes to become the two-wheeler version of Elon Musk, and he’s peddling a clean-fuel, electric vehicle. Scooters are big business in India and China, and entrepreneurs like Mehta are hoping to capture elite consumers with varieties that outperform Vespas on design. While it’s an uphill climb, 25-year-old Mehta already has $13 million in startup funding, and he’s looking to help clean up air pollution in cities like Beijing and New Delhi by appealing to the Tesla market.

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