At midday on Wednesday 16th September 2009 Reva Electric Car Company (REVA) will be unveiling two new M1 classified electric cars at the 63rd Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). REVA is launching two new models of its eclectic car, one is a sporty 2 seat 2 door car and other is a 4 seater 2 door family cars. These cars have been designed by famous Indian designer Dilip Chhabria. REVA will unveil these cars at Frankfurt International Motor Show.
REVA NXG is a two seater two door sporty looking car with top speed of 130 KMPH. It will run 200 KMs on one full charge of battery. I hope that by its production in 2011, the battery technology will improve and increase this range to more than 200 KMs. So buckle up for a new electric to dazzle the Indian road with a smart and sporty look in an eco-friendly and pocket-friendly manner.
This is a a 4 seater 2 door car, which will run 160 miles on single charge. The top speed will be 104 KMPH. The car can be booked right after its launch at Frankfurt. It will start rolling on roads from early 2010. The car will have lithium ion battery. But sad news is that the Indian version of this car will have lead acid battery which will have only 80 KMs range on full charge and top speed of 80 KMPH, and undoubtedly the reason for this must be high cost of lithium – ion batteries which makes them unfit for price sensitive markets like India. But I strongly believe that the with mass production and advanced technologies, soon the lithium ion batters will become cheaper and fit for Indian consumers’ pockets.
Both new models will be manufactured at REVA's new green manufacturing plant in Bangalore. The plants use solar power, rain water harvesting, and other eco-friendly methods to reduce the carbon foot-prints.