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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

India's first green sports car

A 'green sports car' prototype whch claimed to be able to cover a distance of 1,000 km on a single charge, has been exhibited for the first time at the first event of Gujarat Auto Show 2014 held on Friday, November 28, 2014 in Gandhinagar, India.

The sports EV prototype which is awaiting the approval of Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), grabbed the maximum eyeballs after it’s Ahmedabad-based maker Golden Arrow Wireless Pvt Ltd showcased with a “Made in Gujarat” tag alongside foreign and Indian automobile manufacturers like Honda, BMW, Rolls Royce, Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, M&M, and Hyundai.
The Super Nova (left) is India’s first indigenously developed electric sports car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1tLlyMn)
“There are three different versions of this car which can attain a maximum of 150 kilometers per hour. The ones that run on the conventional lead acid batteries, lithium ion batteries and the third one on super capacitors. Our car can clock 1000 kilometers in a single charge,” said Shashi Vyas, who claimed to have developed the car at the company’s facility at Aslali in Ahmedabad.
The car has already received 250 bookings & sales to commence once ARAI approves. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1tLlyMn)
“The lead acid batteries that weigh about 300 kilograms (120 volt) can take about eight hours for a single recharge, the lithium ion weighing about 120 kgs takes about two hours and 20 kilogram supercapacitors can do the job in five minutes,” said Vyas who described himself as an aerospace engineer. And reportedly the 'Super Nova EV' will be priced at range around US. $24,000 to $40,200 (or approx Rp. 294 million to Rp. 492 million). *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTORBEAM | INDIAN EXPRESS]
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