The NXR - Reva’s low-cost, 65 mile-per-hour electric car (9,995 euros for the lead acid version with leased batteries) - was supposed to be available soon. The official Reva website still sends out that message, with the words, “Production of the REVA NXR is scheduled to commence early 2010,” but we have a hint that this will not happen. Somebody posted on the G-Wiz owner’s club forum an email purportedly from Reva:
I am writing to inform you that the start of production of the REVA NXR will be delayed by a few months to early 2011. As a result of this delay we have decided to refund customer deposits for this model.
Your bank account / credit card (as appropriate) will be credited with the sum of 500 euro within 30 days under the name of Reva Electric Car Company. Kindly contact your respective bank for the same. If for any reason you do not receive this credit you may write to our Customer Care department at email@example.com.
We will contact you by email to confirm the new date for the start of production as soon as it is confirmed.
If you have any queries please feel free to contact us at any point in time.
We’ve asked Reva for a comment, and will let you know when we hear something official. At the very least, we want to know how “a few months” after the end of early 2010 becomes early 2011. Thanks to Jeff T. for the tip!
Gallery: Reva NXR and NXG
[Source: Reva Car Club]