India's popular REVA G-Wiz is getting an upgrade option: a new lithium-ion battery that will extend the vehicle's range from 50 to 75 miles, boast a shorter charge time, and function better in cold climates. The upgrade will be available as a kit in late 2009, or as a newly badged G-Wiz L-ion as early as May.
REVA is also going to offer, for sale or for lease, an off-board charging station for the G-Wiz, capable of a 90% recharge in one hour, as opposed to the six hour recharge time gained by the current traditional plug-in charging. This add-on will be particularly appealing to the thousands of urban drivers who need to charge on the fly throughout the day.
Source: REVA, Autocar