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New lithium-ion electric car and fast charge station launched

Reva Electric Car Company has launched the its lithium-ion (li-ion) battery powered electric vehicle, known as the Reva L-ion.

The car has a range of 75 miles per charge and a maximum speed of 50mph.

Reva is also introducing a fast charge station capable of charging the new car to 90% in one hour.

This station is aimed at commercial operators, such as couriers, who have access to a three-phase power supply. 

The car's normal full charging time is six hours using ordinary mains electricity, with an 80% charge taking 3.5 hours.

To address some of the residual value concerns, Reva has also developed a new proprietary intelligent battery management system that tracks the performance of each cell , which allows a three-year battery warranty to be provided.

Research conducted by Professor Julia King for 2008’s King Review of low carbon cars concludes that 93% of car journeys are less than 25 miles and 97% are less than 50 miles.

Reva's own data, based on 55 million kms of driving habits by customers in 20 cities worldwide also reflects the nature of every day city driving and the number of short trips.

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