REVA has unveiled the NXR and NXG electric vehicles at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

REVA has unveiled the NXR and NXG electric vehicles at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The four-seat NXR Intercity (NeXt Reva) is motivated by an electric motor and an advanced lithium-ion battery pack. While details are scarce, REVA says the NXR has a range of up to 160 km (100 miles) and a top speed of 104 km/h (65 mph). The standard recharging time is eight hours, but that falls to 90 minutes when a rapid charger is utilized. If you only have 15 minutes, the rapid charger can allow the NXR to travel up to 40 km (25 miles).

While it isn't much to write home about, the NXR has keyless entry, a push button ignition, and an "intelligent" digital display. The car also features an advanced telematics system with "SMS alerts and commands such as distance-to-empty and time-to-full charge, remote cabin heat/cool, a monthly eco-drive check by email, service and insurance alerts, remote diagnostics and healing and REVive remote emergency charge."

This brings us to the biggest disappointment of all. The highly anticipated remote recharging system isn't wireless or amazing. It's a roadside assistance program that allows REVive service personal to "activate a reserve amount of energy" from the batteries (via telephone or text message), to allow the driver to get to location where they can properly recharge the car. (Virtually all EVs have a reserve battery capacity that is never used, which allows for a longer battery life)

The NXR Intercity goes into production in early 2010, and can be purchased without batteries (the batteries have a monthly fee) for around 14,995 euros . On the other hand, the NXR City (which uses lead batteries and has a range of up to 80 km / 50 miles) is priced from 9,995 euros (without batteries).

The two-seat, targa top NXG (NeXt Generation) has a range of up to 200 km (125 miles) and a top speed of 130 km/h (80 mph). Without batteries, the 2011 NXG will be priced from 23,000 euros.

Check out the press release for full details

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