Mahindra Reva-I already available in Gujarat
Rushlane had reported earlier that Mahindra Reva had launched their all new electric car Reva-i in 5 Indian cities earlier this year. Mahindra is yet to officially launch the car in Gujarat as they are waiting for Gujarat Government to provide some incentives to buyers. But before they could come to any decision, according to a report in The Business Line, Reva-i is already available in the second hand car markets of Gujarat.
Mr S Waghnani, a dealer in used car market from Navrangpura, Ahmedabad said, “The Reva-I runs around 70-80 kilometers for a single charge, and that is sufficient for intra-city travel. With fuel prices going up on regular intervals, people are increasingly getting interested in alternate fuel vehicles or even electric cars.”
The report in Business Line also said, that around 10-12 people enquire about Reva-i in the used car market every month. Mahindra launched Reva-i in Pune with a price tag of Rs 3.1 lakhs while it was launched in Bangalore and New Delhi at Rs 2.75 lakhs approximately as their government gave 29.5% subsidy on Electric Vehicles.
Mr Waghnani added, “The car runs on a battery which is replaced every three years and costs around Rs 50,000. Those used cars which have recently replaced their battery kits, are coming in for a high price, as the car is almost as good as new then. Others are slightly cheaper at around Rs 1.4 to 1.6 lakh. Moreover, as the car is not available yet in the Gujarat market, the used car market is enjoying a slight premium.”