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India's new four-door Mahindra Reva e2o electric car to be exported

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Mahindra's Indian-market lineup is mostly made up of trucks and SUVs, but it also sells the tiny Reva e2o electric car. India Mahindra neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars revaIndian automaker Mahindra is little known in the U.S., but it is one of the larger players in its home market. It recently unveiled a new four-door hatchback version, called the e2o Plus, that will be sold alongside the existing.

Mahindra Reva Halo: Indian Electric Sports Car Debuts In Delhi

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Perhaps understandably, most automakers producing electric vehicles have concentrated on fairly humble, practical vehicles--compact hatchbacks, sedans, city cars.

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REVA to unveil electric cars in Frankfurt

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It’s not just the big name manufacturers lining up new concepts for the Frankfurt International Motor Show – the Reva Electric Car Company (REVA) will also be getting in on the act. One is the REVA NXR, which is a four-seat, three-door hatchback family vehicle that will be available for order at the show even though production is not scheduled to begin until next year. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news REVA

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GM scrap plans to build electric Spark with Reva

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General Motors looks set to shelve plans to build an electric version of its Spark model with Indian car firm Reva after the latter sold a majority share of its company to Mahindra & Mahindra (see story). Tags: Chevrolet REVA electric GM Mahindra & Mahindra spark According to the Financial Times, the US car giant could now be set to go it alone in [.].

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Mahindra Reva e2o: Living With India's Most Modern Electric Car

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In just three years or so, the number of plug-in cars on U.S. roads has gone from just a few thousand to over 160,000 units, with over a dozen different models available to consumers. In India though, electric car sales are much smaller--despite a population of over 1.2 billion. And just one single electric car model is on sale right now to Indian

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Reva to bring new electric car to Iceland

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Reva, the Indian electric car company best known for the G-Whiz in England, has signed a deal to bring their new product to Iceland with sales beginning within a year. Now Mitsubishi's iMiev and Reva are poised to begin the viable zero-emission transition in Iceland.

REVA Introducing Two New EV Models at Frankfurt

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Reva Electric Car Company (REVA) will unveil two new electric car models at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) next week. The REVA NXR. Click to enlarge.

REVA Electric Vehicles to be renamed

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It’s the dawning of a new era for India’s REVA Electric Car Company with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd to acquire a majority stake in the company and rename it as Mahindra REVA Electric Vehicle Co Ltd. per cent equity in Mahindra REVA. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news REVA Chetan Maini Mahindra & Mahindra Mahindra REVA Electric Vehicle Company REVA Electric Vehicle Company REVA G-Wiz

Mahindra Mahindra Takes Majority Stake in REVA Electric Car Co.

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M&M) is acquiring a majority share in REVA Electric Car Co Ltd. REVA Electric Car Co Ltd. will be renamed Mahindra REVA Electric Vehicle Co Ltd. equity in Mahindra REVA via a combination of equity purchase from the promoters and a fresh equity infusion of over Rs 45 crores (approx US $10 million) into the company. The new board includes five nominees from Mahindra & Mahindra, two from the Maini family, and one from AEV LLC, California (co-founders of REVA).

REVA Electric Car Company Building New Plant in Bangalore

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Reva Electric Car Company (RECC), the manufacturer of the REVA electric car, is building a new assembly plant in Bangalore, India with a capacity of 30,000 units per year, to accommodate the increased production of the REVA and for the planned one new model per year from the end of 2009. REVA is available in the following European countries: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Norway, Greece, Cyprus, France and Belgium.

General Motors India And REVA Form Partnership To Develop Electric Vehicles for Indian Market

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The new REVA NXG introduced at IAA, due for production in 2011, features a Li-ion phosphate pack. General Motors India and Reva Electric Car Company (REVA) have entered into a collaboration agreement to develop electric vehicles for the Indian market.

Mahindra prepares for new electric car launch

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Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles is ready to begin production of its follow-up to the G-Wiz electric car, with the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Bengalore, India. Electric cars electric car india REVAThe new NXR electric car, while still compact, looks more like an ordinary car compared to the small G-Wiz. Still classed as a quadricycle, the new NXR [.].

G-Wiz founder wins Energy and Environment award

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The Economist has announced that Chetan Maini, co-founder of Reva Electric Car Company, is to receive its respected Energy and Environment Innovation award at the international publication’s forthcoming 2011 Innovation Awards. Maini’s company, founded in 1994, is known for its small electric car model, simply known as the Reva-or the G-Wiz here in the UK. [.]. Electric cars award Chetan Maini electric car Energy and Environment G-Wiz REVA The Economist win

Reva EVs to Be Built in New York State

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Bannon will use technology based on that developed by REVA Electric Car Company Private, Ltd., RECC) to build REVA’s NXR model ( earlier post ), which was recently introduced to the public at the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany. REVA, India’s first zero polluting electric vehicle for city mobility, was commercialized in June 2001. Bannon Automotive, LLC, will invest $26.6 million to open a plug-in electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Onondaga County.

REVA to develop electric car market in Iceland

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It’s not just Mum who has gone to Iceland… it is electric cars too, with the REVA Electric Car Company signing an agreement with Northern Lights Energy (NLE) to jointly develop the market in Iceland. It will have exclusive distribution rights for the NXR model, which was premiered by REVA at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, as well as follow-up models including the coupe NXG which is scheduled to be launched in 2011.

Northern Lights Energy and Reva Electric Car Company Sign Agreement to Develop the Electric Vehicle Market in Iceland

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The REVA NXR. NLE will have exclusive distribution rights for the NXR, the new model premiered by Reva at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and consequent follow-up models, such as the sports coupé NXG, which will be launched in 2011. Click to enlarge.

Electric vehicle sales slump in India

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With a subsidy scheme on electric vehicles reaching its conclusion in India, there has been a 75 per cent drop in sales of electric cars (such as India’s first electric car, the Reva, pictured) and other battery powered vehicles in the country. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars electric vehicles green cars india REVA

Reva: A little company with big ambitions. The Green Piece

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Slow, clunky, even potentially “life-threatening” – these are just a handful of the insults that have been thrown the way of electric car maker REVA and particularly its G-Wiz model. It will allow REVA to boast one of the lowest dirt-to-dust carbon footprints in the automotive world.

REVA Investors Look to Exit Strategy, New Investors Unnamed

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Rumors fly that Indian Electric Car firm REVA is soon to have new investors, as U.S. based Investors start negotiations to sell their stake in the $100 million company. According to VCCircle, a financial news portal, three groups of investors are seeking to play out their exit strategy. Sources cite AEV LLC of California, Investors Global

Reports: GM to offer all-electric city car in US

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In 2009, General Motors India and Reva Electric Car Company (REVA) entered into a collaboration agreement to develop electric vehicles for the Indian market. The Detroit News reported that GM will announce on Wednesday it will introduce a full battery-electric city car in the US. Green Car Reports fleshed that basic item out with additional details: The vehicle is the Chevrolet Spark EV, unveiled as the Chevrolet Beat EV, in India.

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GM teams with Reva to develop electric car

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The car maker will develop the car in conjunction with Reva, the manufacturer of electric vehicles, best known for its G-Wiz models in the UK. General Motors India and Reva Electric Car Company announced today in New Delhi the signing of an agreement to cooperate in the development of electric vehicles for the India. GM India and Reva will jointly develop car platforms and electric vehicle technology for the vehicle. Tags: Electric cars REVA car electric GM

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REVA Partnering With U.S. Start-Up To Build EV Factory In Syracuse, N.Y.

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The REVA Electric Car Company of Bangalore ( India ) announced Friday that in partnership with Newly formed U.S. The facility will be an assembly plant for its REVA's recently unveiled NXR 3-door EV company Bannon automotive, it/they will be investing 26.5 million dollars to rehabilitate and outfit an EV factory in Syracuse, N.Y.

REVA To Partner With U.S. Start-Up To Build EV Factory In Syracuse, N.Y.

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The REVA Electric Car Company of Bangalore ( India ) announced Friday that in partnership with Newly formed U.S. The facility will be an assembly plant for its REVA's recently unveiled NXR 3-door EV company Bannon automotive, it/they will be investing 26.5 million dollars to rehabilitate and outfit an EV factory in Syracuse, N.Y.

NXR Electric Car To Replace Infamous G-Wiz

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If there's a more vilified electric car than the Reva G-Wiz, we're not aware of it. Nothing lasts forever, and Reva owners Mahindra are set to launch its The Indian electric quadricycle has been the butt of jokes for years, with everything from its poor performance, circus clown car looks and concerns over safety coming in for criticism.

EXCLUSIVE: What Killed The Electric Car? For G-Wiz, Other Electric Cars

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importer of the Indian-built Reva It’s been a mainstay of British eco-chic for nearly a decade, but the little Indian four-wheel ‘car’ which can be found buzzing around the streets of London will no longer be sold in the U.K. In an email earlier on today addressed to all G-Wiz owners Rudi Schogger, MD of GoingGreen, the U.K.

Reva Electric Car Company to Debut 2 New Electric Cars and Wireless Recharging System at Frankfurt Motor Show

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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 Climate Change Caravan

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Elephant and Reva in India. The Climate Caravan includes ten friends and a solar music band, along with three solar plug-in electric Reva cars. The Revas are traveling 200km per charge on Lithium-Ion batteries (the solar adds 8km extra). With a loud flag-off by the CEO of Reva electric cars in Bangalore, I zipped out of the city and onto the newly constructed national highway. Revas at an Indian Gas Station.

Dealing with Petroleum Addiction, British Style

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The Times Online reports the British government's Department for Transport (DfT) has conducted a safety test on the all-electric Reva G-Whiz and found it wanting. Tags: ken livingston g-whiz boris johnson electric car times of london new labour reva The British Government is attempting to strangle the electric car baby in its London cradle.

Johnston stays on board with Energetique

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Australian electric car systems maker, Energetique, has renewed its partnership with marketeer Keith Johnston, known for his part in the successful relaunch of the Reva G-Wiz electric vehicle. Latest news Electric cars electric vehicles Energetique GoinGreen Keith Johnston London Future Car Challenge REVA G-Wiz

Mahindra inaugurates EV plant, describes its vision of “future of mobility”

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Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Mahindra Reva also introduced a range of of technologies, all of them directly inspired by the vision of the future of mobility. Mahindra Reva was founded in 1994 as the Reva Electric Car Company, a joint venture between the Maini Group of Bangalore and AEV LLC of USA. Reva focused on creating affordable electric cars through advanced technology and launched its first model in India in 2001 and in London in 2004.

GM reveals electric car production number in 2010.in India

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GM recently entered into a 50/50 partnership with Reva, the Indian electric car company, to produce an electric version of the Chevrolet Spark. Reva has been selling small EVs in India and England for the past few years.

GM makes alternative fuel plans for south Asia

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Who is winning the green car race? Part II. The Green Piece

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REVA: An Indian company that markets the G-Wiz in the UK. In last week’s edition of The Green Piece Column, we looked at the leaders in the green car race including the likes of Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen and Nissan.

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Fatal G-Wiz Crash: Confirmed - Another Car Was Involved

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Just over a week ago we discussed the aspect of electric car safety, specifically that of Neighborhood Electric Vehicles or NEVs, after 47-year old mother Judit Nadal was tragically killed in her Reva G-Wiz in an accident in London, U.K. Our earlier story was based on initial reports that Mrs Nadal had hit a wall and been thrown clear from the car

What Consumers Should Know About Electric Car Crash Tests

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owner of a Reva G-Wiz, the tiny neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) sold in Europe as a quadricycle, was killed when her all-electric runabout hit a garden wall. Yesterday, we heard the tragic story that a U.K. The 47-year-old woman was thrown clear of the diminutive G-Wiz as it split in two just beneath the front seats where the heavy under-seat

Green Automotive Company to Acquire Going Green Limited, biggest retailer of EVs in Europe

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The company pioneered electric vehicles (EV) in the UK with the G-Wiz, an EV designed in California and manufactured in India by the Indo-Reva Electric Car company. California-based Green Automotive Company, having recently acquired Liberty Electric Cars Ltd in Europe ( earlier post ), has signed a binding agreement to buy UK-based electric vehicle distributor Going Green Limited.

Are You Plugged In?

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C: Reva Electric Car’s Revai. The Wall Street Journal assesses your EV readiness. Are You Plugged In? By Mara Lemos Stein. Here is the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. By MARA LEMOS STEIN. Some of the first plug-in electric passenger vehicles are slated to roll onto U.S. streets later this year. Are you ready? Test your knowledge with this Wall Street Journal quiz. The Journal Report. See the complete Energy report.

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London Calling: Congestion Charge Recharges Electric Cars

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India's Reva was first into the market with the G-Wiz. London could soon replace California as the electric car capital of the world. Thanks in large part to Mayor "Red Ken" Livingstone, who enacted London's much criticized congestion charge policy in 2003.

Columbia moves into green car era

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According to Lexion’s promoters, it outstrips the green competition with William Mercay, the vehicle’s designer and general manager, claiming it can climb hills of 22 degree inclinations at 40km/h, “unlike the Reva&#. Further proof, if it were needed, that green cars are a truly global phenomenon, came when engineers in Bucaramanga presented Columbia’s first electric car to a proud audience last weekend.

Call to support current generation of electric vehicles

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The bias against lightweight, low speed electric quadricycles such as the UK’s best selling electric vehicle, the REVA G-Wiz, is highly questionable. The REVA G-Wiz, for example, emits just 63 g CO2 / km when the carbon emitted at the power station is included (based on the UK’s electricity mix).