The blog world was buzzing yesterday about GM's latest electric concept car Volt, unveiled at the Detroit international auto show. WorldChanging has an excellent review here
Anyway...that is not what this post is about. This is about "REVA, The electriCity Car". India's version of the electric car. It has been getting a lot of press. It attracted a $20 million venture capital investment recently. Forbes calls it an "exotic car".
I am a little embarrassed to know about all this, this late.
The company claims that it can go upto 80KM on a single charge. The operational cost is said to be 1/10th that of a conventional Petrol (Gasoline) car. Dealer and service networks available in Bangalore, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune.
Can this be India's answer to zero emission and oil independence?
Here is a thought.....What if the car comes with a collapsible solar cell array? Even better if the car is painted with embedded solar cells. Plug into the Sun when you are parked.