Mahindra Reva unveiled their new state-of-art green electric car facility near Bangalore yesterday. The plant, which was recently awarded a platinum rating by the Indian Green Building council, is expected to commence operations soon. The Mahindra Reva NXG and NXR that were displayed at the 2012 Auto Expo will be first to be built here, and our sources close to the company confirm that production will begin in first week of September.
The Reva NXG is a four-door, four-seater electric car with more boot space than the tiny Reva-i. The NXG will be available with light weight, long range lithium-ion batteries, apart from the conventional battery pack. The car designed by the DC Designs is as big as a small car and looks much more car like – unlike its predecessor, which felt more like a toy car.
The Reva NXG will be launched in India in the next couple of months, after which the car will be exported to certain European markets, where the Reva-i is sold as the G-Wiz. The new facility currently has capacity to produce 6,000 units per annum and can be easily expanded to 30,000 units. The company currently offers cars in 24 countries and hopes to expand to many more having EV friendly approach.