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August Electric Vehicle

India s Small Wonder: The

Every urban Indian has one nightmare. DRIVING. Once this used to be a pleasure, but income grew, traffic and public transport refused to Then there was pollution with rising fuel limited parking space and the growling of badly maintained From Delhi to Bengaluru, Kolkata to Mumbai every Indian is today hesitant to get the wheel.

And thats when you a small two seater with orange streaks on the body through the streets. It has no exhaust and you wonder what s under the Your attention is drawn to the hatchback and you see the words REVA

Reva being charged

The of a creating a new paradigm in sustainable solutions using renewable inspired Chetan Maini to set up the Electric Car Company in collaboration California based Amerigon. his alma mater from Chetan Maini started big dreams challenging the might of giants. His ‘Sun-Runner’ team amongst top three in the “World Challenge” in Australia. The REVA vehicle was launched in Bangalore in and in London in 2004, (latter the G-Wiz brand).

In September 2009 at the Frankfurt Show the company unveiled two new the 4 seat REVA NXR and the 2 seat NXG.

Another interesting about the Reva is the name. It as a suggestion from Frank the US ambassador to India who suggested Mr Maini name it after his Interestingly enough, REVA means a ‘new beginning’ in

And the name stuck. You can also that the Sun inspires this car in the orange streaks on the Reva’s

Today the Reva has come a way from being just a To day they have covered than 100 million kms of user and have established a presence in than 24 countries. Another boost has been the entry of the group who have acquired to a 55% stake in the company based on synergies and future potential they saw in the electric car segment.


REVA cars have zero emissions. The amount of C02 generated per km depending on a country’s electricity method. When charged a renewable energy source, for Hydroelectric source, then the can be considered to be zero.

This is for all electric vehicles.

Hybrid on the other hand use two fuel (conventional fuel and electricity) to run the car and are with an internal combustion REVA’s cars don’t the conventional internal combustion REVA currently produces that run only on electricity they believe that fuel cars are no longer as a mobility option.

As hybrids the internal combustion engine and are part of the problem and unlikely to be than an interim technology. cells are the holy grail to date are still expensive and a new fuelling infrastructure that be prohibitively expensive.

For the REVA, team, battery electric cars are definitely the way with solar and fuel being incorporated into the vehicles over time and as the improves to a point where become commercially viable and



REVA is all set to two new models of REVA, NXR and NXG in the next few Both the cars were unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor last year (2009). The are very different from models in terms of style, design and technology as well.

The new models will have features of keyless entry, emergency charge enabled to address range anxiety in climate control seats, roof charging etc indicating a shift in technology and design from the current model.

The NXR is a three door, four-seater suitable for urban driving. Top is 104 kph (65 mph) with a range of 160 km miles) per charge. If using the 90 fast charge (normal is eight hours), the REVA NXR an effective range of 320 km a day.

A fast charge for 15 minutes provide a 40 km (25 mile) range. by Dilip Chhabria, the REVA NXG is a two-seater car with a targa The REVA NXG has a range of 200km miles) per charge and a top speed of 130 kph (80 per hour).

The new models make stylish and trendy along making them simple and fun to


Reva for its team at Bengaluru is not just a but a movement. The Reva group many initiatives through they help raise awareness. These include through the city on occasions World Environment Day.

also engage with a lot of leaders in the green space TERI and green oriented to make electric vehicles a alternative for mobility.

Owning a Reva is not just having the car its moving to a green A REVA owner’s community that consists of green people who go the extra mile to less polluting lives.

the pioneers in electric vehicle Reva has built tremendous in Intellectual capital. They over 10 International patents in the of diagnostics and energy management for electric vehicles. To make cars easy to adapt has developed technologically advanced that improve their in collaboration with battery

A Sneak Peak into how the works

The REVAi is a battery electric vehicle that major components as above.

Battery pack



Energy management (EMS)

The car stores power in the pack when charged electricity. The battery pack is a lead acid battery The motor uses this to run the car through a controller that the flow of energy from the pack to the motor in direct to pressure applied on the accelerator.

All the vital functions for running the car are controlled by the EMS, the brain of the The EMS is a computer based system optimises charging and energy of batteries to maximise operating and improve performance. With charge the REVAi delivers 80 km.

the REVAi is as easy as a mobile by plugging the cable provided to a 15A

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