Remote Charging – A REVAlutionary innovation
I am sure you have seen or atleast heard REVA -The Bangalore based electric car maker has been at the forefront of promoting a Green environment by its electric vehicles(EV). More so, the site has a rather stark punch line,
“If they got it, more people will get it”
But, then we are a difficult lot to convince and when it comes to cars, speed and style take the prime slots and environmental concerns happily take a back seat. More so, even for the environment conscious, the whole concept of buying an Electric car has one important issue,
“What If The Battery dies out in the middle of nowhere”
Not that the same cannot be said for any other car (with fuel), but with REVA’s limited capacity, no one would want to be stranded in the middle of the road with no way of getting the car to run without the charged batteries.
And this is the problem that REVA has taken hands on and answered it big time at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the solution christened as NXR, REVA
The concept is simple yet a technological breakthrough in its sector.
What if you could just call or SMS a call centre and get your battery re-charged – Sounds cool –but, then what’s so special about it?
Only in this case, you don’t have to wait for service agents to come and do the work.Your engine gets charged remotely through the REVA service station. Now, that’s a REVAlutionary idea, aint it..
So, within a few minutes of making that SMS/call your REVA is recharged and ready to go and go green at that !
The brilliance with the idea is the fact that it should help REVA cull doubts about its limited range problem which supposedly is a deterrent for prospective buyers.
Also, NXR REVA has tied up with General Motors to develop this EVS. Among others the NXR will have a range of 80 km per charge and a top speed of 80kmph.
Given that the EVS generates the lowest carbon footprints amongst any other cars in mass production, I think it makes a very good choice for commuting in highly congested areas like Bangalore.
What do you think?? Will this technological breakthrough help people “get it”!!
PS: I had the pleasure of driving one in college.One of my professor had one and even though it does give a toyish feeling, it is every bit a car and does not let you down.
[This post has been written by our regular contributor Ankit Agarwal, an ERP Consultant by profession, a wannabe entrepreneur and stock market stalker by passion]