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Old 6th December 2007, 20:13   #31
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At 2l for this car, its worth a buy. Looks like the spark and pretty decent as compared to drive around as compared to the Reva. But the fact its chinese could make people think.
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Old 6th December 2007, 23:18   #32
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Looks nice, small decent to drive, and environment friendly. Might buy - but stinks cheapness all through! :|
Yeah, the interiors are cheap, but are the interiors of the reva any better for the premium that we pay ? this segment seriously lacks competition. this vehicle looks like a car man, that alone is good enough.

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Will seriously think about it, only if at that price tag it does not says, # Batteries not included. IMHO the price looks too good to be true.
A valid point sumit, i hope the same too, even with a few small taxes thrown in, at 2.5/2.75L, i think this is a pretty good proposition.
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Old 7th December 2007, 08:50   #33
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Smile Beginning to Happen !!!

Just saw an ad in the Hindu looking for distributors for this vehicle. Looks like we might see this on the road much sooner than we thought.
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Old 7th December 2007, 20:46   #34
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Just saw an ad in the Hindu looking for distributors for this vehicle. Looks like we might see this on the road much sooner than we thought.
The website mentioned does not work!!!!
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Old 7th December 2007, 21:12   #35
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Car would sell well if properly backed up. Four ladies in the house already planning to pick up a piece each

They say instead of burning 40 lits of Speed 97 a week, I should also change to one of these. From Mivec to Cherry QQ or whatever????
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Old 8th December 2007, 13:49   #36
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All I can say is....dont count your chickens before they hatch. Wait, test-drive, do some research and only then, consider.

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Old 9th December 2007, 00:28   #37
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chinese or otherwise, 2 lacs is a reasonable price to pay for an electric car that is automatic too and does 100+ kms, not 5 lacs! and if this car is launched, yes i shall buy it.
Here is the first catch, no auto transmission (from the same news link: The Hindu : Metro Plus Chennai / Wheels : An electric connection)
In an expedient move, a four-speed manual transmission of the kind made for the Maruti 800 has been installed. Because, in India an automatic transmission unit comes with a daunting price tag.

. It beats me why would an EV use a mechanical gearbox instead of modifying the torque speed characteristics by drive-control?

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Old 17th December 2007, 23:01   #38
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they have atwo door version as well which is copy cat of merc smart, and indeed it looks smart from outside.
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Any news of this vehicle in the auto expo ?
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after the nano...everything looks like a con job ! lol
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Im not much into electric cars nor do I trust China made cars,I would rather buy a Nano.It's Indian and it's a Tata to boot.Nothing says reliable more than a Tata product.
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Here are the specifications for the car

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Dimension(LXWXH)3020x1515x1520mm Drive typerear wheel drive Wheelbase 2560mm Steering systemrack-and-pinion steering gear Wheel type(front/rear)155-80R1277T/155-80R1277T Mi.ground clearance110mm Parking brakehand / rear-wheel brake Net weight790kg Battery typelead-acid maintenance battery Power72V DC 4.5 kw Weight of battery384kg Electric system12V DC Battery liferecharging for 500 times Charger72V 25A Controler72V Battery12V/200AH*6 lead-acid Max speed55km/h(can be resticted below 40km/h) Max climbing capability30 Min.turning diameter4.6m Braking distance?6 m Running distance130km Charging time?10h Speed controlpedal control /automatic LOADING Q'TY?4pcs/20" 8pcs/40"
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here are the specifications




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this car can even be a threat to the one lac car for this price

even though the capital cost is double the owner can save alot on the running costs

by the way if the car costs 2 lacs in india it might cost 1 lac in china right?
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by the way if the car costs 2 lacs in india it might cost 1 lac in china right?
So the Chinese 1 lakh car is also the cheapest to run.

wonder what that battery pack would cost.
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