Features of India’s first battery-powered car - REVAi (To go with India’s first electric car Reva launched in Delhi)

June 25th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS  


New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Following are some of the main features of India’s first battery-powered car that was launched in the national capital by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday: - Manufacturer: Bangalore-based Reva Electric Car Company

- Name of car: REVAi

- Time taken: 7 years of research and development (1994-2001)

- Sold in 13 countries

- About 2,500 vehicles sold till date

- Investment: $20 million dollars on research

- Price in Delhi: Starting from Rs.299,000, ex-showroom

- Incentives in Delhi: Exemption of 12.5 percent value added tax

- Other fiscal sops: 15 percent subsidy on base price

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

- Fuel efficiency: 80 km per charge with a/c and 129 km without a/c

- Economy: 40 paise (about 1 Cent) per km

- Servicing: Provision for servicing at customer’s home

- Power Mode: Improved torque

- Acceleration: 0-40 Km in 7 seconds

- Braking: Disc brakes and increased regenerative braking

- Other features: Trip odometer, climate control seats, battery regenerator

- Battery life: 120 km per charge

- Air conditioning: remote AC plus electronic temperature control

- Hill Restraint: Automatic hill restraint feature

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