Friday, July 30, 2010

US Version of Mahindra-Reva NXR Electric Car Spied; 2011 Launch Likely

Our friends at Indian Autos Blog recently posted photos showing a left-hand drive version of Mahindra’s all-electric Reva NXR seen testing in India. The NXR shown could likely be a US market test mule.


Reva Electric Car Company, recently acquired by Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (and renamed Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicle Company), has been working with US-based Bannon Automotive to establish manufacturing and sales of the NXR and other Reva models on US soil in the very near future.

Indian Autos Blog also reports that the highway speed capable Reva NXR (replacing the current Reva City model in India) will be available to Indian customers in the fourth quarter of 2011. Previous reports have suggested that the all-electric NXR model could be available in other markets (including the US) much sooner than that.

“A lot of work is going on at the moment and the launch of the new Reva NXR and NXG should be by Q4 of 2011.” – Pawan Goenka, Chairman, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicle Company

A former plastics factory in Lysander, New York (Syracuse area) has been selected as the site to assemble complete knock down (CKD) kits of Reva car models. Each CKD will include all components necessary to build a complete car. CKD kits will be shipped from India to the Central New York operation, which will fully assemble and deliver completed cars to dealers around the country.

Although there have been no recent reports on the status of the Lysander manufacturing facility, Bannon Automotive has been working with politicians at the state and federal levels to obtain all necessary funding to break ground. It is anticipated that work on the facility will begin this fall, with manufacturing to commence sometime in 2011.

Source: India Autos Blog (click hyperlinks for specific articles), Syracuse.com
Photos: IndiaAutosBlog.com, RevaCars.com

6 comments:

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I love the news here.Every big brand is jumping to make their electric car now to race up the competition.I wonder what would be the starting prices like.

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The all new Mahindra Reva looks stupendous as its a two door hatch electric car with .5 Rs/Km average which is very economic and it can run upto 85 km in one go of full charged battery.

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Towing said...

It is amazing look back at this post from 2011 to only see how far electric cars have come. The new Telsa is very close in preformance to a Camaro, who would have thought.