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Old 13th January 2008, 14:20   #16
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The Reva / GWiz may have its limitations, but it is certainly not a *rubbish* car. Maini has made the Reva into the best selling electric car of the world........this from a brand new manufacturer who doesn't have a percentile of the wherewithal of other automotive giants.

It is basic, yes. But it does make a case as a city commuter. The only factor working against it in India is the pricing. Not surprising since it hardly gets any tax sops in its country of origin, something which even Japan and Europe award it with.
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I think a Top Gear episode also talked about how the Reva was also sold as a quadricycle to get around the legislation. I still dont think this car is a good choice for the developed countries.
I think nano with the safety features like ABS, Airbag and a euro IV engine can be marketed in UK. There is a potential that it can be positioned as a Green City car as more and more cities will follow the "Congestion charge" in the coming year.
or tata could even launch the "electric" version of Nano
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snaronikar : What will she do with these cars? Run them as taxis in Koltata?
May be for party workers !
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Arent there too many safety and emission norms for us to be able to price the nano low enough there. Dont all cars there have to be fitted with ABS and Airbags? Besides isnt the average car buyer in those markets a lot more demanding?
Rs 1,00,000 = 1300 GBP approximately.

Lets say the landed cost of the vehicle increases and becomes 3000 GBP after fitment of all equipment needed to satisfy norms, even THEN its tremendous value for money. AFAIK there's no car in the UK sold for less than 6 or 7G's.

Whether Tata wants to sell it there or not is a different issue.
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Rs 1,00,000 = 1300 GBP approximately.

Lets say the landed cost of the vehicle increases and becomes 3000 GBP after fitment of all equipment needed to satisfy norms, even THEN its tremendous value for money. AFAIK there's no car in the UK sold for less than 6 or 7G's.

Whether Tata wants to sell it there or not is a different issue.
Wouldnt it make more sence to invest in other countries where the Nano would be accepted more easily and thus have a larger market.
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The Reva / GWiz may have its limitations, but it is certainly not a *rubbish* car. Maini has made the Reva into the best selling electric car of the world........this from a brand new manufacturer who doesn't have a percentile of the wherewithal of other automotive giants.
Another feather in our cap IMO.
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