Thursday, September 10, 2009

REVA electric car now in the Philippines

We're finally getting there, i think.

The Introduction of REVA, an electric car that sells roughly around 500-600K pesos, to the market is a big jump into environmentalism in the country. In the recent Power Expo at the Manila Trade Center, my uncle found a few brochures and flyers been passed around, one of which was the REVA electric car which could be bought from a local distributor based in Diliman, QC.

The Reva is a two-door model that works totally on electric energy, gets 80 kilometers of autonomy in one charge, reaches a maximum speed of 80 kilometers an hour, and can accommodate two adults and two minors or up to 230 kilograms of total weight. Granted, it's no mini-van, but with so many people having cars and none too many carpooling, this alternative may be a better one for those who don't do commute or carpool with their cars.

The car, manufactured in India enables one to power up the car through a simple step: plugging it into a 220V outlet. Just like a phone. Imagine that. Finally, an appliance that could be of good use, not just to us, but also to the environment!

Now hopefully, the price can be lowered still so that these can be more available to the masses, wouldn't you say?

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