The small Indian company known as Reva specializes in electric cars of the diminutive variety. Aside from their current offering, the G-Wiz, the company will introduce two new electric models at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. In addition to the vehicles, the company will also display what they claim is a wireless EV recharging system.
The first of the two vehicles is called the NXR. The company calls it a four seater family electric car. The image above displays this vehicle with its tiny dimensions looks to be barely capable fo carrying four people.
The other vehicle to be debut is the NXG. This vehicle is a two seat model with a removable roof. The NXG should hit world markets next year with the NXR scheduled to follow in 2010.
Vehicles aside, Reva will debut something that should be more interesting to EV fans and potential owners. They will officially announce their REVive system. The system, according to the company, "will address range anxiety by allowing customers to call or text Reva for "instant remote recharge."
How the system works in unknown at this point. Its hard to believe that any company can send enough energy wirelessly to recharge a power hungry vehicle or if that's even what Reva intends to do with the system.
As Reva says, "Another world-first for REVA at The IAA is the launch of REVive, a technology unique to REVA that addresses 'range anxiety' and acts like an invisible reserve fuel tank. The customer just has to telephone or SMS REVA for an instant remote recharge should they run out of charge. Both the REVA NXR and the REVA NXG will feature the REVive telematics technology. Further technology and pricing announcements will be made at the IAA."
We will have to wait for the show and official unveiling to see how the system works, but for now two more EVs can be added to the ever growing list expected to be released in the next few years.
Source: Reva Press Release
Reva Launching Two New Cars at Frankfurt
LONDON, September 7/PRNewswire/ -- At midday on Wednesday 16th September 2009 Reva Electric Car Company (REVA) will be unveiling two new M1 classified electric cars at the 63rd Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA).
The REVA NXR is a four-seat, three-door hatchback family car suitable for urban driving that can be ordered at the show, with production scheduled to commence at the beginning of 2010.
The showcar, REVA's model for 2011, is the REVA NXG; a sporty two-seater with a targa roof that was designed by Dilip Chhabria of the internationally renowned automotive design company DC Design.
Another world-first for REVA at The IAA is the launch of REVive, a technology unique to REVA that addresses 'range anxiety' and acts like an invisible reserve fuel tank. The customer just has to telephone or SMS REVA for an instant remote recharge should they run out of charge. Both the REVA NXR and the REVA NXG will feature the REVive telematics technology. Further technology and pricing announcements will be made at the IAA.
REVA's new website, Revaglobal.com, will go live at the time of the vehicle launches in Frankfurt and customers can register on the priority list for the new cars on-line.
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 and backed by US investors Global Environment Fund and Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
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 and more than 70 million kilometres of user experience.
The company is building a new ultra low carbon vehicle assembly plant in Bangalore, with a capacity of 30,000 units per annum, to accommodate increased production and is planning to introduce even more measures to ensue that it has the cleanest and greenest production.
REVA Hall 8, Stand D38
63rd Frankfurt International Motor Show (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung), 15 -27 September 2009.
Press days: 15th and 16th September
Open to the public 17th to 27th September.