Development of a globally competitive electric vehicle in India

Chetan Kumaar Maini


REVA Electric Car Company visualized a market for a small environment-friendly car with low operating costs if designed to meet the local needs. This paper sketches the development of the small car from concept development, challenges faced in development and commercialization. The key design features, unique testing and trials, and innovations in REVA are highlighted. The market potential for REVA is tremendous, both domestic and international. The role played by governments and communities worldwide to promote EV industry and the support required from the governments to accelerate the EV program are outlined.


EV; HEV; battery management

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