Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Reva..India's first electric car...


Reva, the two door hatchback; 2 adults, 2 children; top speed: 65 kmph, range: 80 km. Let's get going!!

The REVA Electric Car Company was incorporated in 1995 to manufacture environment friendly, cost effective electric vehicles for city mobility. REVA was designed after considerable market research across nine cities. Considerations such as low operational costs, low purchase prices, driving comfort and effortless parking in congested city traffic conditions were kept in mind while developing India’s first electric vehicle (EV) by the Maini Group.

It is a fully automatic (no clutch - no gears), two-door hatchback, easily seating two adults and two children. A small turning radius of just 3.5 metres makes it easy to park and manoeuver in difficult city traffic conditions. A full battery charge takes less than seven hours and gives a range of 80km. In quick-charge mode (two-and-a-half hours) 80% charge is attained, good enough for 65km. A full charge consumes just about 9 units of electricity. More...
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7 comments:

Anonymous Tue Jan 09, 07:34:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Sometimes I just sit and scratch my head about the United States. I heard yesterday on the radio that it will be 5 years before technology will allow this type car to be produced . . . and yet, I see it is already available in the world.

Anonymous Wed Jan 10, 12:32:00 PM GMT+5:30  

@ annie ... ru sure ? http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/transportation/electric.html

Anonymous Thu Jan 11, 01:23:00 AM GMT+5:30  

That's great info about the car.
I'll watch out for it in Mumbai.

Curly Thu Jan 11, 03:18:00 AM GMT+5:30  

I want one Rajesh, tell them to export to the U.K.


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Anonymous Thu Jan 11, 09:43:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Same request as Curly. The U.S. would also benefit from these cruising the roads. (Anyplace for that matter.)

Lessie Sat Jan 13, 01:35:00 AM GMT+5:30  

I want one I want one I want one. Not only good for the environment -- but it's so darn cute!

Henry Fri Nov 23, 11:54:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Perpetual motion? Impossible? YES But once it is in motion my device that "is possible" puts out more energy than it consumes. And that is supposed to be impossible too! The potential application in electric car technology is apparent. Can you direct me to a manufaturer?