Electric and hybrid engines apart, Mahindra is testing the waters to develop the cars driven with Solar energy. Mahindra Reva is the car being tested for the solar energy project by its Mahindra Solar One wing for feasibility conditions. However, Vish Palekar, business head of one of the Mahindra’s partners has clearly mentioned that the new project is still at the initial stages. They are still working on how to convert the solar energy to power the Reva cars. The new technology is likely to come into effect from 2014 in the Reva cars. The success of the solar powered Reva cars will set new benchmarks in the car industry including Mahindra cars.
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It is very heartening to note the encouraging developments with Reva cars which are to be fuelled by solar energy. Availability of solar energy in india is plenty and our indian manufacturers should position themselves in the frontline to develop these cars. Reva being the only & best electric manufacturer, I am sure that they will be successful in launching solar cars. I suggest they increase the seating capacity to accommodate min of 4 individuals.. They should intensify their R&D effort and try to make solar cars available latest by the beginning of 2013. My appreciations to Mahindra Reva on their bold & right initiate at the right time. My best wishes to them for their success. s venkataraman