Reva Electric Car

Reva Electric Car




One of the most packed booths at the MIAS 2009 is the Reva Electric Car, a 4-seater ultra-compact sedan that works on electricity.

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The Reva car has a top speed of 80 kmph with a maximum range of 80 kilometers on a single charge. At current Meralco rates, that comes down to just over Php1.00 per kilometer compared to Php4.00 for gas-driven counterparts.

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Complete specs of the Reva:
2-Door, 2+2-seater hatchback
Rear Wheel Drive
220V, 2.2kw high frequency switch mode type charger
48V, 200-Amp-hr, EV Lead Acid Batteries
Automatic, Direct-Drive transmission
13″ tires
700kg curb weight

It has 4 seats but if you look at the picture of the inside, the two seats at the back can only fit small kids.

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Distributed by EVnnovations in the Philippines and comes in white, silver, yellow, black red and blue colors. No final retail price but they said it will be somewhere between Php500,000 to Php600,000.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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25 Responses

  1. BrianB says:

    Well, doesn’t look safe, and it’s made by Indians. What’s the warranty like for this thing?

  2. Vick says:

    yuga i don’t know if you can fit in this car.

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  4. Aloof Kid says:

    I went there yesterday and saw that car, I think it’s a bit scary to drive it in the highway :( I don’t feel safe

    Before you buy one, make sure you’re insured :)

    http://aloofkid.com

  5. sherwin says:

    yugatech is crawling slow everytime I access this website. sa dsl ba naka host ito on a server at home?

  6. eMz says:

    i think i like it! but maybe i’ll wait until the other more reputable manufacturers catch on to the idea. hehehe

  7. dliza says:

    i hope there will be an electric station for this one…hehe!

  8. The Php500,000 to Php600,000 cost is not that tempting. At the same amount I could buy a normal sedan and have it converted to LPG if want it to be more eco-friendly.

  9. william says:

    thats looks like the least safest car i have ever seen. you might save some cost of fuel, but i dont think its worth it for safety.

  10. nice! mukhang ayos yan. environment friendly.

  11. Lezuric says:

    its not even look safe for me. :/

  12. Agrimensor says:

    I would’nt complain if it looked like a mini but this thing looks like a baby’s shoe.

    And the price tag is a turn off for a car with a few moving parts.

  13. How about a water powered car? matagal na naimbento yun pero parang hindi nabibigyan ng pansin.

  14. loadex says:

    at 500k.. not worth it, what would i get in exchange of shelling out 500k in conserving precious imported gasoline.. (and besides electric car are not totally environment friendly, as the powerplant (Napocor) still uses diesel, coal and other pollution causing sources..

    But if the government will give me a tax credit of the same amount, then i guess it’s worth buying one.

  15. too much expensive for small cars.

  16. the style is well…too Jeep-y? naaah I can go with the styling but the price? i agree its not tempting. :D Better to get a hold of that Honda City than this one (correct me if Im wrong but they both cost the same :D)

  17. Bon says:

    Isn’t this the same car as the much-maligned Reva G-Wiz that Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear makes fun of in every other episode? It’s a fairly common sight in London.

  18. mario says:

    nice car.i think they started producing this car in2001.this car has been rated as best innovative carin london.this is the best electric car in the world for this price.already norway ,costo rica,singapore,south africa,canada ave this on road

  19. utot says:

    i wont pay 500k for that freakn car

  20. nhix says:

    siguro you can find it nice outside lang and also because envi friendly din sya.. pero sa 500k or 600k di sya worth.. I have my chevy spark and I converted it to LPG sobrang tipid.

  21. Brutishtax says:

    I do feel that we are all being quite foolish with our assumptions of safety, and what safety is. People balk at driving a Reva because of the seemingly lack of safety as it is preceived to be.
    However these same people will oogle over and buy and drive a motorcycle, which has no safety at all and less protection than even a Reva has at highway speeds. If we are ever going to break the grip that using petroleum has on our lives, as far as transportation goes….we are going to need to embrace vehicles like this, because it will save our resources and our money invested in transportation.

  22. jo says:

    where can I inquire? I hate gasoline driven cars. Been waiting for a vehicle like this to be available here in our country. Gasoline price will drive you crazy now nowadays! We should stop the monopoly of these oil companies so that prices of oil will be lowered to a reasonable price.

  23. mario says:

    it is best electric car of its type in uk

  24. pocahontas says:

    I think this car is not meant to drive in expressways so it is pretty safe within it’s speed limits. These cars are meant for secondary roads only. But I agree that it’s too expensive. If there would be an electric car at half that price, would you buy one?

  25. Nestor bulan says:

    Where. Can I buy this reva car???????

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