Indian electric car maker will debut two new models at the Frankfurt motor show next week. The Bangalore-based company claims to have developed a remote charging technology to recharge cars when they run out of power.

Indian electric car maker REVA will be unveiling two new models at the Frankfurt motor show next week.

First up is the REVA NXR - a 3-door hatch electric city car that seats up to four people. The model can be ordered from REVA directly from their stand at the Frankfurt show and production is set to begin early next year.

The second is the REVA NXG, an electric two-seat sport model that comes with a 'targa roof'. The NXG is slated for launch in 2011.

REVA will also be launching a new website,, at the same time as the Frankfurt premiere where customers can register to order online as well.

But the real news here is the claim being made by REVA that they will offer remote charging for customers suffering "range anxiety". The technology is called REVive and somehow permits the driver to simply telephone or SMS (text message) REVA and recharge the vehicle remotely. REVA does not explain how this technology works.

One can only assume that by 'remote' REVA mean via wireless technology (REVA vehicles will come with a telematic system) but remote electrical charging is something unheard of.

Bangalore-based REVA is a joint venture between Maini Group of India and AEV LLC of California. Investors include Global Environment fund and Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

REVA states that pricing and technology details will be made available at the Frankfurt show.


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