2009 Frankfurt Motor Show - New Reva NXR - an Electric Car That Can be Ordered Today

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Chetan Maini, deputy chairman and CTO of REVA with the new REVA NXR electric car, REVA's 2010 model.

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LONDON, September 16, 2009; Today sees the world launch of the REVA NXR (NeXt Reva), a new lithium-ion powered electric car from REVA Electric Car Company (REVA), which is scheduled to go into production early 2010. Also being unveiled for the first time is REVA's showcar, the REVA NXG (NeXt Generation), which is the company's 2011 model.

REVA NXR is an M1 category three-door, four-seater hatchback family car with a top speed is 104 kph (65 mph) and a range of 160 kms (100 miles) per charge. Using the 90 minute fast charge (normal charging is eight hours), the REVA NXR offers an effective range of 320km a day.

Styled by Dilip Chhabria, the REVA NXG is a M1 category, two-door, two-seater car with a targa top with a range of 200km (125 miles) per charge and a top speed of 130 kph (80 miles per hour) and using the fast charge, it has an effective range of 400 kms (250 miles) a day.

Both vehicles have keyless entry and operation, dual charge ports, intelligent digital display and a range of telematics including REVA's exclusive REVive remote emergency charge. REVive addresses 'range anxiety' where a customer low on charge can telephone or SMS REVA's customer support centre. The advanced telematics feature will assess the car's batteries remotely and activate a reserve amount of energy while protecting the battery life. Within minutes, a few extra kilometres of range are made available and the driver can continue home or to a place where the NXR can be charged.

Prices of the NXR will vary across Europe depending on taxes and subsidies and there is the option of purchasing the car and batteries separately, or at an all-inclusive price. Average prices in Europe, will be around 14,995 euros for the lithium-ion NXR Intercity version, plus a monthly mobility fee for the batteries and other services. The REVA NXR City, with lead acid batteries, that has an 80 km (50 mile) range and a speed of 80 kph (50 mph), is also available from 9,995 euros and a small monthly mobility fee. The REVA NXG pricing in Europe, excluding batteries is from 23,000 euros plus a monthly mobility fee.

REVA's new website, http://www.revaglobal.com, also launches today and customers can go on a priority list by paying a refundable 500 euro fee.

REVA - Hall 8, Stand D38

63rd Frankfurt International Motor Show (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung), 15 -27 September 2009.

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