Saturday, August 2, 2008

Fill 'er up (2)

I'm always a little surprised when the American media make such a fuss about General Motor's plans to build an all-electric car, the Chevrolet Volt, and amused when such a fuss is made about Tata Nano, an Indian designed micro-car that will sell for something like two thousand dollars.

I'm surprised because an Indian-made, electric, micro-car can be seen plying the streets of London daily, the Reva, which is called the GWiz in the UK. Sometimes living in the US I feel so far behind the times. In London you find free parking spots for electric cars. Anyway with these little beauties, parking space is not a problem.

Apparently the driving range is 40 km. But in London this isn't too much of a problem because you can always fill 'er up here:


P.S. Not to say that I don't miss the Texaco Station altogether.


Anonymous said...

it is even more funny how all of a sudden electric cars are not a problem...mmm?

Anonymous said...

Just spent a few entertaining minutes "making my own REVA" on the link you provided. Pity they don't allow more colour combinations... nevertheless, they're great!

Bombay Beauty said...

Yes, they're very cute indeed! If you want to kill more time then head over to the Cooper Mini web site and configure a car there! I believe the Venetians and New Yorkers think alike on this -- the most environmentally friendly transport of all is your feet!



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