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OwnerTim Nicklin
LocationBasildon, England United Kingdom map
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Vehicle2007 Reva G-Wiz AC
Reva electric car sold in the UK as the G-
Motor Kirloskar Electric Co Ltd 3-Phase AC
52 Nm and 8000 RPM, gear ratio 9.4:1
reduction onto rear axle. Located under
rear seats.
DrivetrainAC motor mounted on rear axle and directly
coupled. No clutch or gears (apart from
fixed reduction), although the agents
describe it as being automatic.
Batteries8 Trojan T125 200 Amp-hours, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Batteries located under the front seats and
along the sills down the sides of the rear
System Voltage48 Volts
On-board charger from 240 Volt 13 Amp socket
(UK standard domestic socket)
HeaterElectric heater in ducts for screen demist
and compartment warming, also optional
heated seats.
DC/DC Converter
Two converters - one for general purposes
and the other for the climate-controlled
seats which can be set to heat or cool.
Apparantly it's more energy efficient to
control the seats that to run the A/C
(optional) or heater (standard).
InstrumentationThe speedo itself and SoC meter are
analogue but the odometer is digital and
has the facility to record 2 elapsed

The dash lights are:

o On-charge.
o Low battery.
o Service light.
o Regen (green) / extra-power (red)
o Encoder fault (used to determne motor
position for the AC controller)
o Low battery water
o Neutral indicator
o Parking brake engaged / low brake fluid.
o Temperature (high or low)
o High beam
o Dipped beam
o Indicators
Top Speed45 MPH (72 KPH)
Limited in controller. The hardware is
capable of faster speeds but is limited in
the interests of range. Future Li-Ion
battery pack claimed to be capable of
significantly greater speeds and range
with same drivetrain.
AccelerationModest, but better than original DC version
of same vehicle. Controller in both models
has 2 forward modes giving the choice of
greater acceleration at the expense of
reduced range.
Range48 Miles (77 Kilometers)
But depends of drive style, ambient
temperature, use of electrical accessories
etc etc
Watt Hours/Mile341 Wh/Mile
Measured as total energy drawn from mains
while charging dividing by lifetime vehicle
EV Miles
Current:33,123 Miles (53,294 Kilometers)
    As of 8/16/2014
Seating Capacity2+2
Curb Weight1,465 Pounds (665 Kilograms)
TiresLow rolling resistance on 13" wheels
Conversion TimeMade that way
Additional FeaturesMine has optional alloy wheels and climate-controlled seats.
A/C also available (but I would suggest not really required in
the UK) along with rather gaudy colour-wraps for leopard or
tiger body patterns.
Apparantly the best-selling electric car world-wide. There are
around 1,000 in the UK.
Sold August 2014

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