PHOTO CAPTION: Protoype Mahindra Reva NXR electric car.

Plan to Build Reva Electric Cars in USA Stalls

Lawsuit by Bannon Automotive against Mahindra Reva is settled, but does not include provision to manufacture the vehicle.

Published: 17-Jan-2012

Bannon Automotive, the company that wanted to open an electric-car assembly plant near Syracuse, has settled its lawsuit against the Indian maker of the car.

Long Island-based Bannon settled its lawsuit against Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles of India in August, according to records in U.S. District Court in New York City.

The lawsuit, filed in December 2010, alleged that Mahindra Reva reneged on an agreement to give Bannon exclusive rights to assemble and sell Reva plug-in electric cars in the United States. The cars, based on the Reva NXR model, were to have a range of 120 miles on a charge and cost $17,000-$25,000.


Indian-made Reva electric car is one of two pure EVs available in Costa Rica.

Only the i-MiEV, Reva and Prius are available in the Central American nation.

Reva NXR concept car.

The new service, based on the concept of car-sharing, is a joint initiative by automobile manufacturer M&M and NGO Uthaan.

Mahindra & Mahindra  developing electric version of Gio Cab

Besides electric version of Gio Cab, the Reva NXR is also reported to be on the market int he near future.


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