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Old 12th June 2008, 19:16   #31
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If you are a self employed person, (salaried people are exempted from this great scheme :-P), you buy Reva as your capital investment. Then you claim 80% depreciation of that investment in the first year itself, deducting your taxable income by 4L. That is, if your income is 6laks that year, buying a Reva will deduct your taxable income to 2L saving you on the income tax. We will NOT get the 4 lakh rupees back.
Time to ask Akshay Khanna if he is classified as a self-employed or salaried person to get the Reva free after 2 years !! I thought actors come in the 'paid' category.

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All the big malls have special parking places for Revas with a charging point.
Thats news to me ! Next visit to big malls, I need to open my eyes wide and start realising the facilities provided for different classes of customers ! cheers:
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Even some offices have Reva "bays", where the parked Revas can be charged while their owners slog in office.

Off topic: generally these "Reserved reva parking" areas are where no other car will fit. Like in my office where it is under an electricity transformer
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Hey guys I think in addition to saving it's owner 4 Lakhs, the owner can very proudly say that his/her Reva is just like the Corvette Z06, rear wheel drive and a plastic body.
Unfortunatley, or should I say fortunately, thats where the similarity ends.

Anyways here in England, The Reva or "G-Whizz" as it is known here, is not even classified as a car, it is classified as a Quadricycle. Being a Quadricycle, its exempt from European crash test requirements.

Moral of the story: The Reva saves you money. But would you really want to save money this way?
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Some time back at an auto show in Bangalore I saw a reva variation (yet to be released) which is 2 door, convertible. Looked very trendy and practical.
Not sure when it will be released, but that is what I was looking out for, not the existing match box.
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Some time back at an auto show in Bangalore I saw a reva variation (yet to be released) which is 2 door, convertible. Looked very trendy and practical.
Not sure when it will be released, but that is what I was looking out for, not the existing match box.
Thats Reva NXG. Range of 200km and top speed of 120 kph
Launched at EVS 21 in Monaco in April 2005 by Mr. Kapil Sibal, Minister of Science and Technology.

Check out this link: News and Events

The showroom person told that it will be available only after 2 years because it is still in the prototype stage. I dont believe him because as per the Reva website, NXG technology has been launched in April 2005.

I think Mainis are waiting for the right time to launch it in India.
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Even some offices have Reva "bays", where the parked Revas can be charged while their owners slog in office.

Off topic: generally these "Reserved reva parking" areas are where no other car will fit. Like in my office where it is under an electricity transformer
Under an electricity transformer ??!!! Its guranteed no other car can even dream of getting there ! But the Reva owner should take extra precaution not to get electricuted by hitting his head or hand on the electric poles at ingress/egress time
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Default reva for autos

the govt should make it tax free and provide loans for these to be run as autos - no sound, no pollution and limited acceleration
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the govt should make it tax free and provide loans for these to be run as autos - no sound, no pollution and limited acceleration

Good idea but I wonder if it would be able to seat more than one person besides the driver.... in that case i guess the motorcycle taxis used in goa would be a better alternative. Will save a lot of money too ...

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Anyways here in England, The Reva or "G-Whizz" as it is known here, is not even classified as a car, it is classified as a Quadricycle. Being a Quadricycle, its exempt from European crash test requirements.
That brings back memories of the Top Gear comparison of the G Whiz vs. Table.

It was actually scary how badly the Reva got damaged after just hitting a wooden table..

I can only imagine what will happen it is in a accident with a Tata Sumo!

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I had seen a couple of Revas on Delhi roads, I liked this small car. Today for the first time I had the opportunity to have a closer look at the Reva as I found one in my office parking.

But the moment I went close, I realised what a piece of junk it is. The build quality is pathetic. Interiors are worse then the exteriors and with all the safety concerns and price the only thing that comes to mind is "stay away from this crap".
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well said sir
im with you- it would make a lot of sense - and we can all breathe in piece and not have our eardrums part company from our heads each time an auto rickshaw goes by

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Runs in battery . A fully charged battery would run the car for 80 KMs.
Running cost = 40 paise/ KM
But the battery is a really costly one and one would have to spend a lot in its maintainance.

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sans the battery and engine, will it be possible to make reva into a paddle driven cycle
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Default Reva sold 1 car a day in UK!

According to industry statistics, in 2007, on an average, REVA sold one electric car per day in the United Kingdom.

see the full story

domain-b.com : Frost & Sullivan selects REVA for 2008 European automotive powertrain company award
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I have been seriously thinking of selling the Wagon R and buying a Reva, parking and running will be better, and we'll be contributing to the environmental cause too !

secondly, I just felt that if laptop batteries get killed with age, what would happen to these batteries, I guess we need something better than the Reva, or a reva which is better that would make a lot more sense.
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