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REVAi the new car from RECC

August 4th, 2007 8:52 am by trekkerboy

RECC launched an improved version of Reva called REVAi on 25th July 2007. It can do up to 80 kmph as against up to 65 Kmph earlier. The new car is priced between Rs 3.35 lakh and 4.09 lakh (ex-showroom Bangalore). It also comes with tubeless tyres

A reviewer on mouthshut estimates the actual running cost as Rs. 2 per km. keeping in mind that the battery has to be replaced after about 45000 kms and the pack costs Rs. 45000.

Besides, there are other benefits too.

GOI offers a subsidy of upto Rs. 75,000 for each REVA Electric Car, for government employees. Karnataka, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Goa and Pondicherry offered road tax and sales tax concessions .

Here s the PR from RECC:

REVA Announces Global Launch of the Advanced REVAi

REVA also expands its operations in new European markets Norway and Spain

Bangalore, July 25, 2007: On a constant journey towards providing consumers with environment friendly and intelligent solutions for city mobility, REVA Electric Car Company (RECC), has launched the advanced REVA car, the REVAi. The REVAi comes with a host of technological advancements and features that will benefit both the consumer and the environment. Key to this technology is the AC drivetrain.

This advancement in technology will give customers a greater driving experience, increased speed, range and acceleration. The REVAi also comes with improved aesthetics and

interiors to further enhance the customer’s experience.

Chetan Maini, Deputy Chairman CTO, RECC said “The REVAi has state of the art technology, making it the most advanced electric car in the global market today. The enhanced technology incorporated in the new REVAi and exciting new features will significantly benefit both the consumers and the environment. We have ensured that the REVAi delivers a greater driving experience as well as meets the needs of city driving for

our consumers in India and internationally.”

RECC also announced the marketing and sales operations in key European markets- Norway and Spain after its presence at this year’s Barcelona Auto Show. REVA electric cars are now available in India, UK, Spain, Norway, Cyprus, Malta and Greece. Speaking on REVA’s growing popularity in Europe, Chetan Maini said “The REVA today is truly a global vehicle. It is building its presence across Europe and is gaining popularity among consumers.

With the addition of two new markets Norway and Spain, we aim to further our reach in Europe and the rest of the world. We will continue to deliver intelligent solutions for city mobility to consumers around the globe.”

The improved motor in the REVAi comes with a 40% increase in mid-range torque, this results in better acceleration and climbing and also has a ”Boost” mode for short-term acceleration/power. The maintenance-free brushless motor provides a smoother, quieter operation and would deliver greater efficiency and thus benefit the environment significantly. In addition, the unique “hill restraint” feature allows enhanced negotiation

on slopes.

Other features of the new REVAi include, improved braking by using advanced regenerative braking and disc brakes, an anti-roll bar for better handling and an advanced IPC (Instrument Panel Cluster) with an electronic speedometer, a trip odometer and an automatic computer-controlled indicator for power consumption and regeneration.

The new REVAi’s technology is now compatible with battery technologies of the future, thereby making it upgradeable. The REVAi also comes with options such as a CD/ MP3 player, Climate Controlled Seats, Leather Seats, and environment friendly, colour impregnated panels that are scratch and dent proof. The REVAi starts at Rs.

3.49 lakhs.

Key Features of REVAi

· Speed: Up to 80 km / hr as compared to 65km/hr in earlier models.

· Power Mode: Improved torque up to 40 % more than earlier model for better

hill climbing and negotiation of slopes.

· Hill Restraint: Automatic hill restraint feature.

· Acceleration: 0-40 Km in 7 Sec as compared to 10 seconds in earlier


· Braking: Disc brakes and increased regenerative braking up to the zero

· IP Cluster: Trip odometer. Automatic computer controlled indicator for power

consumption and regeneration.

· EMS: Improved battery management and failure detection software.

· Anti Roll Bar: Reduced body roll and improved handling at higher speed.

· Climate Control Seats: Optional. Cools and heats the passengers directly.

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· Colour Impregnated Panels: Optional. Environment friendly, colour

impregnated panels that are scratch proof

· Upgradeable: Newer electronics make it upgradeable to future battery


The REVAi is a rugged two-door hatch back that can seat two adults and two children comfortably. It is the most eco-friendly and economical car in the world and offers ease of driving (no clutch or gears), and ease of parking due to easy maneuverability leading to a high level of reliability and safety on city roads. It heralds a new era in the technology of electric city mobility –a cost effective, hassle free mode of city mobility with

zero pollution.

About REVA Electric Car Company Pvt. Ltd.:

REVA Electric Car Company Pvt. Ltd. (RECC), based in Bangalore, India, was started in 1994 as a joint venture between the Maini Group, India, and AEV LLC, California, USA, to manufacture environment-friendly and cost-effective electric vehicles. Seven years of R D earned RECC recognition in the form of 10 patents and a globally accepted product. REVA, India s first zero polluting Electric Vehicle for city mobility, was commercialized in June 2001.

The success of commercializing REVA at affordable prices stems from the support it has received from the Maini Group. The Group has been committed to producing zero-pollution transportation equipment since 1984 and automotive components since 1973. The Maini Group also produces battery operated materials handling equipment and off-road electric vehicles.

The REVA Electric Car Company Pvt. Ltd. is located at the Bommasandra Industrial Area in Bangalore, India.

The company has an installed capacity of 6000 units and over 275 employees. The existing model of the EEC-certified REVA is currently available in India and marketed in U.K. Norway, Spain, Malta, Sri Lanka, Cyprus and Greece.

With over 2000 vehicles on the road, REVA is also being test marketed in Japan other European countries. RECC’s vision is to establish a tradition of excellence and leadership in environment friendly urban transportation by

offering the best value and highest quality electric vehicles for city mobility.

For further information, please visit –

Media Contacts:

Shane Jacob,

Phone 91 80 25203757

Mobile 91 9342658353


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