Reva NXG and NXR electric cars

Production Cars 17 Sep 2009
Reva NXG and NXR electric cars

At the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show REVA Electric Car Company has unveiled two compact electric cars: the NXR, a four-seater which will enter production in 2010, and the NXG, a two-seater sporty concept car that previews a model planned for 2011.


REVA NXG

REVA NXGThe REVA NXG (NeXt Generation) previews a model planned for 2011. It is a sporty two-seater with a targa roof that was designed by Dilip Chhabria of the design studio DC Design.

The REVA NXG has a range of 200km (125 miles) per charge and a top speed of 130 kph (80 miles per hour).

It features the same telematics as the REVA NXR, including REVive and, using the fast charge, it has an effective range of 400 kms (250 miles) a day.

Pricing in Europe excluding batteries is from 23,000 euros plus a monthly mobility fee.

REVA NXR

REVA NXRThe REVA NXR is a lith four-seat, three-door hatchback family car suitable for urban driving, with production scheduled to commence at the beginning of 2010.

The REVA NXR is an M1 category three-door, four-seater hatchback family car that is suitable for urban driving. Top speed is 104 kph (65 mph) with a range of 160 kms (100 miles) per charge.

If using the 90 minute fast charge (normal charging is eight hours), the REVA NXR offers an effective range of 320km a day. A fast charge for 15 minutes will provide a 40 km (25 mile) range.

The REVA NXR has keyless entry and operation, dual charge ports, intelligent digital display and a range of telematics.

These include SMS alerts and commands such as distance-to-empty and time-to-full charge, remote cabin heat/cool, a monthly eco-drive check by email, service and insurance alerts, remote diagnostics and healing and REVive remote emergency charge. REVive is exclusive to REVA and acts like an invisible reserve fuel tank and addresses ‘range anxiety’. If a customer runs out of charge, they can telephone or SMS REVA’s customer support centre.

REVA NXRThe advanced telematics feature will assess the car’s batteries remotely and activate a reserve amount of energy while protecting the battery life. Within minutes, a few extra kilometres of range are made available via the telematics and the driver can continue home or to a place where the NXR can be charged.

Average prices in Europe, excluding batteries, will be around 14,995 euros for the lithium-ion NXR Intercity version.

Customers will be offered the option of purchasing the car and batteries separately, or at an all-inclusive price. If bought separately, the benefit will be a lower purchase price, with the batteries paid for on a monthly basis – just like petrol – as part of a monthly mobility fee, which could also include electricity, telematics and other services.

The REVA NXR has been designed to use approximately 80% fewer parts than a conventional or hybrid car and will be assembled in REVA’s new ultra low-carbon assembly plant in Bangalore powered by solar energy and using natural light and ventilation and rainwater harvesting.

About REVA

REVA is the brand of the Reva Electric Car Company, a Bangalore-based company formed as a joint venture between Maini Group of India and AEV LLC of California.

Today, REVA is selling, or being test marketed, in 24 countries worldwide and has the largest deployed fleet of electric cars on the market with over 3,000 EVs on the road.

(Source: REVA)

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