the REVA NXR; photo from RevaNorge (source: Flickr Creative Commons)

REVA Electric Car Company is an Indian carmaker which makes small electric vehicles sold in 24 countries across Europe and Asia. Reva plans on increasing their meager 3,000 total cars sold to a target of 30,000 per year.

Less expensive and more compact than the Nissan Leaf plug-in vehicle, Reva’s fully electric NXR has a similar range to the Leaf (150-160 km or 90-100 miles on a single charge) yet a lower top speed of 65 mph or 104 km/h compared to the Leaf’s 90 mph or 145 km/h.

Check out this CNN report on the REVA and other electric models from more established auto companies.

Betting big on a small car

There are some big opportunities and big risks for India’s tiny electric car, the Reva. CNN’s Mallika Kapur reports.

About The Author: Graham Land

Greenfudge editor and London-based writer Graham Land grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, where he was part of the local hardcore punk scene, playing in several bands. Through this musical movement he became involved in grass roots interests such as anti-racist activism, animal rights and Ecology. In 2000 he relocated to Europe, eventually earning an MA from Malmö University in Sweden. He has also lived in Japan, Ireland, Portugal and Greece.


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