Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
REVA electric car
Old 07-07-2008, 12:26 PM   #1
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 886
REVA electric car

The REVA uses 9 units of electricity for a single full charge that gives up to * 80 KM in city driving conditions. This works out to 40 paise per km (less than 1 US cent). The average running cost of a petrol car is Rs.4.0 per km.

Since the REVA does not have an engine, clutch or gears, or a carburetor, radiator, exhaust etc, the maintenance cost is low. Estimates show that the maintenance costs of REVA are 40 % lower than that of a small car over a 3-year ownership period.

REVA is currently being exported to UK and Malta. An export order of 500 cars from Goingreen, UK marks the entry of REVA Electric Cars in the global market. REVA is also being test marketed in US, Nepal, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Israel, Japan, Norway and China.

The REVA Electric Car Company - Home Page
__________________

__________________

Trek is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-08-2008, 07:41 AM   #2
Full time employment: Posting here.
UncleHoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Columbus
Posts: 769
Thanks for the link Trek. I've been looking at all the small electrics for a while. Sure would fill the need for most of my local travels. I find it interesting that the Reva uses an AC drive motor.

I would love to rent one for a week just to see how practical it would be.
__________________

__________________
100% retired and working hard at it.
UncleHoney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 08:18 AM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,196
There are a lot of interesting ones out there, it will be fun to see which is the first to be mass produced.

Here's an intriguing one that looks top heavy, but whose "static rollover threshold is equivalent to a 5-star NHTSA rating, placing it in company with the lowest slung sports cars."



Commuter Cars
__________________
Al
TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 08:40 AM   #4
Full time employment: Posting here.
UncleHoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Columbus
Posts: 769
That's neat Al. It does look a little top heavy.

If I had one of those DW would be right at home as a real backseat driver.
__________________
100% retired and working hard at it.
UncleHoney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 09:00 AM   #5
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 886
For $109K you can have the coolest electric car ever. Now in production:

0 to 60 in under 4 seconds
Top Speed 125 mph

Tesla Motors

Tesla review by Jay Leno

__________________

Trek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 09:23 AM   #6
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
cute fuzzy bunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Losing my whump
Posts: 22,697
The electric car is here and has been around for years. Buy a street legal golf cart. About $4k used. Get a yamaha and you'll have almost no maintenance. You cant go on a highway, but most other city streets are fair game.

You'll probably have to jump through some hoops to register it and insure it properly.

One nearby town has a bunch of folks driving these around. Some are using upgraded motors and 48v battery packs and they go 35mph.

Just...dont get into an accident with one....you will lose.
__________________
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
cute fuzzy bunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 12:23 PM   #7
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,020
Quote:
Originally Posted by cute fuzzy bunny View Post
The electric car is here and has been around for years.
1891
William Morrison of Des Moines, Iowa builds the first successful electric automobile in the United States.

Timeline: History of the Electric Car . NOW | PBS
__________________

__________________
Marquette is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Electric Car - Domestic Auto Makers chinaco Other topics 3 05-22-2008 07:33 AM
Cool! Electric car + photovoltaic system ladelfina Other topics 17 05-15-2008 06:47 PM
electric fireplaces runnerr Other topics 10 11-20-2007 09:51 PM
Electric Choice in MD jazz4cash FIRE and Money 10 09-09-2007 07:28 PM
New Electric Car Alex Other topics 16 07-21-2006 06:39 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:38 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.