Mahindra Reva vs. Tata Nano
Reva cars have been designed to be nimble, simple electric cars for non-polluting urban travel. They have been designed for inner-city use, where performance and long-distance driving is not a major requirement. Reva electric cars are small city cars with seating for two adults and two children.
Depending on model they are capable of top speeds of between 65km/h and 80km/h (40-50mph) and have a range of up to 75km (48 miles) with 'lead acid' batteries, and up to 120km (75 miles) with lithium batteries.
The car is 'fuelled' by plugging the car directly into a standard domestic power socket. An 80% charge takes a little over two hours whilst a 100% charge takes around 8 hours to complete.
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TATA’s Wonder car NANO was designed at Italy’s Institute of Development in Automotive Engineering. The People’s Car, designed with a family in mind, has a roomy passenger compartment with generous leg space and head room. It can comfortably seat four persons.
With a length of 3.1 metres, width of 1.5 metres and height of 1.6 metres, with adequate ground clearance, it can effortlessly manoeuvre on busy roads in cities as well as in rural areas.
Its mono-volume design, with wheels at the corners and the power train at the rear, enables it to uniquely combine both space and manoeuvrability.
Unlike other low cost Indian cars, this one is going to have avariomatic gear system. Instead of manual gear box in conventional cars it is coming up as gear less or rather with an automatic gear transmission.
The People’s Car has a rear-wheel drive, all-aluminium, two-cylinder, 623 cc, 33 PS, multi point fuel injection petrol engine. It has a back mounted engine, pushing the luggage space to the front. Making the engine closer to the fuel tank has another advantage of increased fuel efficiency. Rear mounted engine also help in reducing the power loss during transmission.
The car will have front disk and rear drum brakes. The company claims mileage of 22 km/l in city and 26 km/l on highway.
According to Tata, the Nano complies with Bharat Stage-III