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Old 27th March 2007, 04:14   #16
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It's a very nice car. I've driven one a couple of times, and I wish the govt here did a bit to promote it. How about some electric autos?
Wont work because of lack of range and long time req to charge. Autos need to be driving continiously all day to make money.
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Old 27th March 2007, 09:13   #17
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the reva is pretty innovative for a mass-produced car because it uses a spaceframe chassis made from square/rectangular steel tubing and ABS panels to form the body. That kind of construction is probably in keeping with the low volumes needed for an electric car.

an electric car may not have as much of a future as a hybrid, and therefore the company is also looking to build hybrids in the future.
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UK Government looking to Ban the Reva? Have a look at this!.
IMHO, since its used completely within city limits, it shouldnt be..
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Well, appears to be a slight technicality there. On paper, its positioned as a quadricycle but we all know its not one.

That said, I am pretty impressed with the sales. 750 already sold in the UK with a 100 more on the way! Thats darn good numbers in UK for the Reva. Whats next? Other parts of Europe?
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whoa.. thats really great news!!
i just hope the build quality is upto standards, otherwise there'll be a lot of dissatisfied customers in the long run..
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Old 12th May 2007, 11:27   #21
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Safety wise (samurai hope you listening ) The REVA has received Full EU Type approval which means it meets all European automotive, mechanical and electrical standards governing safety, emissions and other relevant factors.

REVA has the best-in-class safety features like dent-proof ABS body panels, side-impact beams, a steel space frame and dual-braking system. This ensures minimum damage to the car and enhances protection to passengers in the event of a collision

we have one in Goa,

there are drawbacks for the REVA too ....frequent powercuts/low voltage can cut short you plans

not convenient as max you can drive around is around 60k on a full charge.

if you stay in a building(especially on higher floors)...get a long (real long) extension box

what jaggu has posted is called the Reva NXG

but its still a nice car...expesive though to buy upfront,...after that its just battery water top up
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Wow....an Indian-made electric car is going places. Makes me proud.

High time for the Indian government to give these sort of vehicles tax exemption to make them more affordable.
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Wont work because of lack of range and long time req to charge. Autos need to be driving continiously all day to make money.

besides..where are the passengers gonna sit ?? reva can never work in the taxi segment.
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Old 13th May 2007, 19:33   #24
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There was this electric vehicle from Mahindra called Bijilee. And I have seen it running only in Pondicherry, as a share auto / taxi. Wonder where they get their batteries charged ?.

This one is quite long like the Minidor from Force and could easily accomodate 10 persons. Had the opportunity to sit in one on a tour inside the Aurobindo Ashram and the pull was quite strong. Also had a feel that this was built quite sturdy.

But don't know why Mahindra has not pursued that elsewhere ??
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Crash pics of the Reve

In Europe, the users of the Reva mostly avoid fast roads. But what about India, where all roads are a mixture of everything?
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I'm sure however something can be done about the crash worthiness? of a reva! i mean if the smart car is good in a crash at 45mph then i'm sure they can work on these things towards making it a safer car! after all they are making money aren't they? i'm sure they can divert some to this kinda development!
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this is an awesome news...I like that puny little car...I think the Government of India shud provide subsidy or support to promote this car...
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Good to see that not many people appreciate this sort of a car worldwide.
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First of all I LOVE reva.



But everybody is blaming Indian government for not encouraging it , but I have different view

In India we have electricity problems and load shading for at least few hours except Mumbai. Now Imagine if everybody starts buying reva and charging it overnight on daily basis. Result ->we will solve one problem but create another one i.e of electricity.

So all electrical cars will make sense only if we have uninterrupted electrical supply .

I think this might be the reason behind government not promoting the electric car.


I have seen one more version of REVA on Hydrogen , yes on dry hydrogen. I donít what happened next but if that comes to market then those cars will be emitting h2o -> water
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I think i had mentioned this in ons of the posts but anyways one of my friends firm were the auditors for Reva. He had told me that the company was surviving only on export revenue , but still the balance sheet was in a bad state. I perosnally like the car and it is sad to know that cars like these are not being encouraged in India , tremendous potential in the car though !!

@hirishig - the charging is not much of an issue , it does not consume high electricity while charging , but again my friend who had the reva had his own bungalow and a charge point in his personal garage so ......
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