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Old 10th March 2009, 17:15   #31
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they will do so, once indica eletric eats up the new or old reva. btw, the new reva is only now a car. erstwhile it was looking like a frog.
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Looks like a definite step ahead of the current Reva. However, unless Maini price the new generation competitively, they really aren't going anywhere.
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A lot has been said about the pricing of Reva, but unfortunately they have to price it like that to cover up their costs. The big houses like Tatas, Marutis and Hyundais are not letting the govt give subsidies and sops to Maini.

Only if the govt gives subsidies, can they price the car cheaper for the aam junta. By it looks like the petrol and diesel car manufacturers are lobbying against bringing down the prices of electric cars lest they run out of business.
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they will do so, once indica eletric eats up the new or old reva. btw, the new reva is only now a car. erstwhile it was looking like a frog.
Indica electric !! is that something tata plans to release sometime soon ? do you have any information ??
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yes, they have already made it somewhere in europe and are testing it. must be here next year or so. it was also in one of the other threads here.
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I think one of the primary reasons the Reva is so expensive is because it still uses a hand built/welded metal frame structure. I learnt this fact from Team BHP itself, one of the members could shed better light on the fact.
The only solution would then be mass manufacturing a mono. structure and the car in itself, which means major investments. But the fact is this concept deserves major financial backing especially taking into account the success Reva has had so far despite its humble beginnings.
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Indica electric !! is that something tata plans to release sometime soon ? do you have any information ??
looking at heavy Indica, I think NANO electric might be better choice.
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Excellent car but not so good price. people will compare it with maruti Swift and Reva will fall flat on the face.

The Indian mentality still thinks battery cars are toys.
, well said,but still, too steep a price for such big toys.
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I have seen it a couple of times in the afternoons a few weeks back, being test driven around Jigani Industrial Area. I guess you can spot it in flesh & color during weekdays even now. It back spoiler looked like Santro to me . Somehow I was never inclined to click a photo of this car as I dont consider it to be one
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i have seen the car personally and it promises to be ground breaking from our indian engineering expertise. after all, lithium ion technology is the most expensive technology in the world and even the cars like prius and insight hybrid are using nickel-metal hydride batteries.
Probably OT, but would like to make a point here. Toyota and others might be using NiMH batteries for a very good reason. Lithium Ion batteries are not known to handle extreme temperature conditions well and a small manufacturing defect could be catastrophic (remember Nokia and Dell battery recalls). I would be very concerned about such a product coming close to me, forget the thought of sitting in one.
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The Govt is under the heavy lobby of perto manufacturers and auto makers which prevents any concession to these electric cars.

Its a Shame really, we are incurring a huge oil deficit; they should understand the bigger picture and move in with the times and promote alternative fuel sources.
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if the Reva is priced at 2 lac OTR and the new Reva at 3 - 3.25 lac OTR then it would really be an absolute VFM.

Also with that pricing we would have seen only Reva within the city.
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Manish,how do you know if its a Reva? I couldn't make out anything from the pics. Just curious.!
check to see if it has a tailpipe
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I hope the new Reva looks so much better than the old one, price is still on the higher side. Am I looking at alloy wheels on this one, thats cool. The rear lamps look like they are fixed onto the body, some aspects sure dont look like they are finalized.

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The person driving this car, told me that it is a new Reva. Not sure how true it was.
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