REVA Electric Car Company will unveil the REVA NXR (next revolution) and REVA NXG (next generation) at the upcoming 63rd Frankfurt International Motor Show. REVA NXG is a sporty two-seater with a targa roof and is designed by Dilip Chhabria of DC Design. The car which will go into production in 2011 will have a top speed of 130 kmph and a range of 200 kms. REVA NXR is a four-seat, two-door hatchback family car suitable for urban driving that can be booked and ordered from the show onwards, with production scheduled to commence at the beginning of 2010.
REVA NXR will run on a Lithium Ion battery and will have a top speed of 104 kmph and a range of 160 kms on a full charge. In India the NXR will be available as a lead acid battery variant giving a range of 80 km per charge and top speed of 80 kmph. Both new models will be manufactured at REVA’s new green manufacturing plant in Bangalore. The new models will receive their first boost of charge from solar power at the new plant which will be built on LEEDS guidelines with rainwater harvesting, solar charging, solar heating, and natural ventilation with an intent to reduce carbon footprint.
REVA will launch REVive technology, a feature & technology that addresses range anxiety and will act like an invisible reserve fuel tank. This is the first time such a revolutionary technology is being launched that aims to quell the range anxiety in EV users. If a customer runs out of charge, he/she telephones or sends a SMS message to the REVA 24/7 Customer Support Centre and a remote charge enables the REVA new models to continue driving within a few minutes. Both the REVA NXR and the REVA NXG will feature the REVive telematics technology. Further technology and pricing announcements will be made at the show.