Sunday, January 01, 2006

Indian Electric Car


While the two door Smart Car seems to suit the narrow cobblestone streets of Europe, the car for the Indian city seems to be the slightly larger four door Suzuki hatch-back. In one street in Goa I found what appeared to be a plastic bodied two door battery electric car made in Bangalore by Reva.

4 comments:

used car parts said...

Watched a very interesting review on the G Wiz electric car last night. Tim Lovejoy from Channel 5’s Fifth Gear took to the streets of London to see if the £7,000 G Wiz was a practical enough vehicle. He found it wasn’t much use for taking the kids to school as it was a little on the small side for the children in the back but was adequate enough to get him self and his golf clubs in, so not too bad I suppose.

It is reckoned that the £7,000 price tag for the car will pay for its self within 1 year due to the car being exempt from the congestion charge, road tax, and can be parked for free in central London. The top speed of the car is just 40 mph and can travel for 40 miles on a single charge. In my eyes this is perfected for anyone living in the central of London.
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Tom Worthington said...

Advanced REVAi Electric Car announced. The new model looks the same but has a more improved motor and electronics.

Manu said...

My mother owned a Reva for about 5-6 years and eventually had to sell it off for personal reasons.

When we first bought the car in 2002, it was a rather new concept. The public in general definitely thought it was not worth the price considering you could get a second-hand version of India's most reliable car (Maruti) for half the price.

It should have been the original Tata Nano if the price wasn't that exorbitant. In any case, it has its flaws. Maybe I'll post an article about my experiences in my blog.

Thomas Strome said...

The car looks like a Smart Fortwo and indeed it is an electric car. Now that electric car is more and more patroned by people, I hope that people would really be using an electric car in the near future. I'm sure used car dealers long island will have the needed support in getting rid of the old cars.