Reva 1 - August 31, 2005 REVA Electric Car India's REVA...

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August 31, 2005 REVA Electric Car India's REVA Electric Car Co. has experienced a sales growth of 25% in the past four months due to higher fuel prices and greater awareness and acceptance among consumers for electric cars. The company was founded in 1994 and started selling its cars in May 2001. According to its website "REVA is all set to become the largest manufacturer of EVs in the world." REVA, a two door hatchback, seating two adults and two children, is designed to be a city car. It has an onboard charger, requiring 7 hours for a full charge and 2.5 hours for an 80% charge. The full charge has a range of 80 km (48 miles) and the 80 % charge has a range of 65 km (39 miles). Top speed is 65 km/hr (39 mph). The cars are 2.6 m (8.6 ft) long and 1.3 m (4.3 ft) wide. All three models are equipped with a 13 kw (peak) motor. Eight 6-Volt EV tubular type lead acid batteries are located under the front seat. Regenerative braking extends the range. The standard model has only basic features including tubeless tires. The REVA AC adds air conditioning and a AM/FM radio. The Classe has a remote controlled air conditioner/heater that can pre-cool the car while being charged or parked. It also is equipped with a high performance AM/FM cassette stereo, central locking, body colored bumpers, and two-tone leather seats. The company has sold about 1,100 cars as of March 31, 2005, and forecasts sales of 1,500-2,000
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