Very rarely do I blog about topics not which are not tech-specific and today seems to be one special day! I am basically talking about the launch of new REVAi from the electric car company REVA. To its credit REVA is the first company in India to come up with this unique innovative concept of electric cars.
Talking about REVA for that matter, let me ask if you have seen it (very few guys have actually seen this toy-shaped car on the streets of Indian capital)? If you have, what is the first impression that you get about it? The first thing that strikes my mind when I talk about REVA is “cost”. Yeah, REVA has been promoted so far as a cost-effective fuel efficient car for a typical Indian consumer.
Lets look at some of the features of REVAi -:
Easy to Drive
Which car manufacturer doesn’t say that it is not easy to drive. I won’t really look upon it as an improvement from the previous version.
Easy to Charge
Strong point here! It can be charged just like a mobile charger. To charge the car to 100% it takes about 8 hours. At a charge of 80% the car runs for 65kms. Quite interestingly it takes only two and half hours to charge the car to 80%. As you can see the real time is taken while charging it from 80% to 100%.
Assuming, a car-owner travels from Rohini to Gurgaon everyday, with a bit of route-diversion he could end up traveling about 65kms which means that he has to effectively charge his car overnight to ensure that is charged fully :).
Low Voltage System
From the security aspects, REVAi is a safe car as it uses a low voltage system.
The never ending of list of features makes it difficult for the average consumer to identify what’s really new in REVAi? What’s fresh?
For more features click here..
At an ex-showroom price of Rs 399343.00 it seems to pitched on the higher side. (Having said that no can deny the cost-advantages it offers in the long run).