REVA NXR Electric Car coming in early 2012!
The REVA NXR, will be launched in early 2012, perhaps at the upcoming 2012 Indian Auto Expo. The car, which is a major upgrade from the current REVAi will begin commercial sales soon after its 2012 launch. Now, although the REVAi delivers a hassle free driving experience, ridiculously easy parking and a very economical ownership experience, it is still not a very practical car for many as it cannot seat more than 2 adults and has a limited range of 80 kilometers per charge of its lead acid batteries.
Addressing all these issues, the REVA NXR will have a seating capacity for four adults although it will continue to be a two door model. The range also sees a dramatic two fold improvement to 160 kilometers per charge of the lead acid batteries. Along with this, the REVA NXR’s top speed too will improve to a fast 104 Kph, which will make driving this car on faster stretches a veritable breeze, quite unlike the previous REVAs which were painfully slow and thus a potential hazard when surrounded by faster traffic.
Apart from looking and feeling much bigger than the current REVAi, the REVA NXR will also come with better interiors. The key however will be the price at which the REVA NXR will be made available in the Indian market. Currently, the figures doing the rounds are INR 4-5 Lakhs for the car. We think that a price tag between the 4-5 Lakh Rupee mark would mean that plenty of city hatchback buyers would consider the REVA NXR for their city commuting needs if the car’s range and performance meets the claims that the makers of this city electric runabout are making.