Electric Cars to 'Rule' At Indian Auto Expo 2010

The 2010 Auto Expo will feature a number of EVs which are out to prove that running an EV could get practical, very soon.

Published: 05-Jan-2010

Everyone’s laughed at the sight of a Reva on the road. “Oh that small little car isn’t practical at all, we say. The cost doesn’t make sense

either.” As the decade ends and the global warming debate hots up, mindsets are changing.

Home to the second largest population in the world, the Indian market is attracting attention from car makers across the globe to showcase their electric vehicle (EV) technologies.


TREV two-place electric car

Student-built vehicle can do 0-60 in 10 seconds with top speed of 75 mph. Photo courtesy of University of South Australia.

EVPorsche 959 conversion on the track. Photo credit: Speed

EVPorsche 911 conversion costs $48,000, including the donor vehicle.

Concept model of Honda Oree electric motorcycle. Photo courtesy of Motorcycles USA.

Bart Madson discovers an ambitious student design that anticipates a motor producing 90-plus horsepower, 125 lb-ft of torque and top speed near 120 mph.


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