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India s Mahindra REVA To Sell 30,000 Electric a Year

By Nick Kurczewski August 23, 2012

The Reva NXR to be a vast improvement on the company’s offerings. Mahindra Reva has on better performance, driving and safety.

India’s Mahindra electric vehicle company unveiled an ambitious plan to approximately 30,000 EVs in markets the world within the next to four years. The linchpin of the strategy is a new factory located in the of India, strategically positioned the country’s IT epicenter of Bangalore. The is platinum-rated by the Indian Green Council and is dedicated solely to EV including the brand’s new four-passenger NXR Annual production will be set at 6,000 units, according to a in The Hindustan Times.

A full capacity of 30,000 is scheduled for 2015 to 2016.

firmly believe that the industry is at an inflection point will reshape the way we own and use mobility said Mr. Anand Mahindra, and managing sirector, Mahindra in a press release pertaining to the of the new factory. “This change is driven by rapidly changing needs and dramatic advancements in technologies, including the growing of electronics and IT in automobile products and

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The looks of the original REVA cartoonish. But the car’s poor and lack of safety features no laughing matter.

The company is bold statements, consider it has sold approximately 4,000 in the past decade. Yet Reva now has the backing of the sprawling $15.4 Mahindra corporate empire it. In May 2010, the Mahindra Group a majority stake in the Reva Car Company and set about redefining renaming) the brand.

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The changes were aimed at the design and technical limitations of original lineup of EVs.

in 2001, the two-passenger REVAand updated models like the and REVA L-ionwere memorable for having cartoonish exteriors. quality and performance were poor, and it wasn’t until the REVAi arrived that safety features such as brakes and a collapsible steering were introduced. The largest for the cars was (and remains) the of London, where Reva are sold under the “G-Wiz” and are exempt from the city’s charge. The car is a fairly common in London.

The British government classifies the as a quadricycle, rather than a

The upcoming NXR variant apparently concerns about range, and performance. For starters, the two-door, NXR looks vastly better and car-like than previous There is more space thanks to a backseat that has for two adults. The quality of the interior is also an improvement over the previous flimsy cabins.

will be provided by a choice of acid or lithium ion batteries depending on the model, total range is expected to fall from 30 to 100 miles. Range-topping will be capable of highway of roughly 65 miles per hour because of their greater the NXR will finally be subject to crash testing in Europe. varies widely in the more 20 countries where Mahindra is present.

In India, the NXR’s base is expected to be the equivalent of $10,000. The of sales are expected to come via markets, especially Europe. of the NXR is expected to begin in a matter of

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