The power for the electric car - REVAi - is generated by a 48V, 200Amp, lead acid battery, which gives an output of 17.4 bhp and a peak torque of 52 Nm. The car comes equipped with an integrated power system, which includes a three-phase AC induction motor and a 350 Amp micro-processor, based with regenerative braking, which acts as the controller. The battery is mated to 3-speed automatic transmission. The electric car is capable of reaching a top speed of 80 km/h. 80% of the battery can be charged within 2.5 hours. It takes nearly 8 hours to charge the battery completely.
Design And Comfort
REVAi gets only a few moving parts, which contributes to its low maintenance cost. The 'Classe' variant of REVAi gets body colored bumpers, with trendy hub-caps and stylish Decals. The hatchback provides a comfortable ride to its occupants. Its high seating position and wide doors allows easy ingress and egress. The seats have been equipped with adjustable head-rest, which makes the journey comfortable.
The interiors of REVAi are well-designed, with ample space for the passengers and luggage as well. All the three models get foldable rear seats, which provide extra room for the luggage. The cabin gets large map pockets, which comes across as a tactful storage option for the car. REVAi AC variant features an effective air conditioning system, whose compressor is powered by a separate electric motor. The variant also features AM/FM stereo system, which ensures entertainment on the move. Apart from the air conditioning and stereo system, the Classe variant of REVAi comes with dual-tone leather seats, luxury carpets and floor mats.
Ride And Handling
REVAi electric car is fully automatic, with no clutch and gears. Maneuvering and parking is very easy because the car has a small turning radius. Starting the car is as simple as unplugging the charger, turning the key and releasing the parking brake lever. The tubeless tyres of the automobile add to the driving comfort, by providing a good road grip. The low center of gravity adds stability and safety to the vehicle. REVAi comes equipped with 'Low Battery' warning light, which allows you to estimate the driving range.
The steel space frame of REVAi safeguards its passengers in the event of collision. Scratch proof ABS body panels is a standard feature found in all the variants of the electric car. Small impacts of collisions are effectively absorbed, without causing damage to the body panels. Side impact beams are fitted on the doors of the vehicle, which further add to its safety. In case of a frontal collision, the large crush zone ensures that the impact doesn't cause serious injury to the driver. The car is fitted with specially designed energy absorbing bumpers, which can easily withstand low impacts.
REVAi Price, Variants And Color
Maini REVAi is available in three variants - Standard, AC and Classe. The car comes with a price tag ranging from Rs. 3.28 lakh to Rs. 4.28 lakh (approx). It offers six colors for the exteriors, including Midnight Black, Cherry Red, Angel White, Silver Arrow, Blue Envy and Passion Yellow.
As an electric hatchback car with compact design, REVAi provides an average mileage of 80 km once charged completely.