is a battery electric vehicle designed for low speed,
congested, urban conditions and is classified as a
quadricycle (category L7e) under UK and European law.
REVA is designed to be unique and stands out on the
road as a genuine city car with a mature expression.
The advanced technologies used, make it highly differentiated
and superior to other makes. It has all the inherent
benefits of an Electric Car and is indeed a revelation
in city mobility.
car to drive:
is a fully automatic (no clutch - no gears), two-door
hatchback, easily seats two adults and two children.
A small turning radius of just 3.5 metres makes it
easy to park and maneuver in difficult city traffic
Driving the REVA is easy. Just unplug after completing
the charging process, turn the key, disengage the
parking brake, and turn the control knob to the forward
(or reverse) position. Accelerate and take off.
It runs on batteries and as compared to other
Electric Vehicles has an onboard charger to facilitate
easy charging which can be carried out by plugging
into any 15 Amp socket at home or work. As simple
as charging a mobile phone!
The onboard charger ensures the safety of the car
in case of any voltage fluctuation or any electric
spikes. The auto cut off mechanism ensures that the
customer does not have to worry about overcharging
or any other issues related to charging.
A full battery charge takes less than seven hours
and gives a range of * 80km . In quick-charge mode
(two-and-a-half hours) 80% charge is attained, good
enough for 65km. A full charge consumes just about
9 units of electricity.
efficiency and reliability:
is twice as efficient as a petrol driven vehicle and
has an operating cost as low as 40 paise / km.
An intelligent "low battery' warning light and
a fuel gauge allow easy estimation of driving range
and ensure that the user is not stranded.
maintenance / easy serviceability:
requires extremely low maintenance because of the
minimum number of moving parts.
From service point of view, advanced systems such
as the two onboard computers and remote diagnostic
capabilities (carried out with the help of a Palm
PilotTM) enable quick vehicle analysis, prompt service
and improve REVA's.
REVA has the best-in-class safety
features like dent-proof ABS body panels, side-impact
beams, a steel space frame and dual-braking system.
This ensures minimum damage to the car and enhances
protection to passengers in the event of a collision.
is one of the most feature
rich vehicles available in the market.
Features like the Climate Control Seat (CCS™)
and Remote Controlled A/C have been especially incorporated
to improve passenger comfort at an affordable price.
Customers can choose from over 2000 shades and can
customize their REVA by mixing 'n' matching these
to add a personal touch. Body coloured bumpers and
mirrors enhance REVA's esteem value.
A remote hatch release lever allows opening of the
rear hatch without the need for stepping out; a rear
foldable seat makes room for extra luggage and spacious
map pockets increase range of storage options.
Elevated seats and a wide door provide excellent ingress/egress
especially for ladies in saree and senior citizens.
design methods and manufacturing philosophy used in
REVA allow it to be manufactured cost effectively
even at low volumes. REVA's modular design allows
easy upgradation and absorption of next generation
Electric Vehicle technologies.
Globally Tested Product
REVA has been extensively tested and certified by
the ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India)
and received the EEC (European Economic Community)
Certificate in December 2003, paving the way for an
aggressive foray into European markets. Designed,
marketed and used as a low speed urban commuter
vehicle the Reva G-Wiz has a safety record second to
none, with over 20 million miles / 32 million Km
driven by customers globally and over 4,000 years of
ownership with no reported serious injuries.
The export model in Europe is classified as a quadricycle
(category L7e) under European law; it has received
Full EU Type approval, which means it meets all European
automotive mechanical and electrical standards governing
emissions, safety and other relevant factors. The
primary criteria for a quadricycle such as the REVA
are weight (up to 400 kg unladen weight without batteries)
and power output (maximum net power 15 kw)