Monday, March 31, 2008

one cute l'll thing


I am a petrosexual, and fall for anything which has an engine. I like my bikes/card to have as much power as they can have (when it comes to bhp, more is never less) but some where in my heart, i have a soft corner for this cute little city runabout.

Itz a electrical car, called Reva, developed by Maini motors, and a cute one, i say. Very manageable inside city, and parking is never a problem. With a decent range of 80 kmph and top speed of 65kmph, it is perfect to run errands inside city. I am sure I will be getting one when i am ready to buy my second car. My one big concern about the car is safety of the passengers in case of a mishap, but most of my fears got alienated when I saw this today morning.

There is a crossing in front of my office, and this car tried to cross the road when one bus was coming down the lane. According to eye witness, it was the mistake from the part of the car driver coz the bus was coming on main road, and it was clearly visible. Some drivers are plain stupid - if any of you have driven a six wheeler at lest once, you will know how tough it is to manage the vehicle. So, when the driver saw this small cute thing suddenly bang on the middle of the road, he tried to avoid the car, but hit the car and then hit the electric post.

The impact didn’t affect the car much, as it is evident from the pictures and both the passengers got escaped largely unhurt. (I heard that one lady got a swelling on her forehead, and the other lady was fine)


Ps: am not frequent on most of your pages - please excuse me till April 9th. I will be back with a bang after that. Now i read some updates randomly, and really miss you all guys out there.

26 comments:

Curious said...

Cute indeed! Looks more like the SMART to me!

Personally though I've never been a fan of Small cars - Crampy being one of the main reasons and safety come close second!

I think it comes from the part where "Large" means packed with safety features et el...???

Well enjoy r break..Cya soon!

vEENs said...

It is cute.. yeah! but well, i guess, it is too cute 'n' small :))

well u blogged abt an accident...and i m still ok abt it.. Largely whenever i read abt 'em , i feel really sad.! u made topic out of an accident.. :)

shuperbb saare :)

Ps said...

Somehow Reva is one car i didnt like (despite being environment friendly and all that)
But good to know they escaped unhurt.

d SINNER!!! said...

nys yaar...

nys car....



:) ok ur excused but till 9th only...

SambY said...

hey man i have seen revas all over as i am in karnataka too at the moment.. but i swer i dint think i could endure a truck..thts gr8

иidhi S said...

hmm i hv seen such cars...but get to see them only once in a blue moon..


well saw u dint read my HP blog i have updated finally....saww u'll b bsy till 9th... :D

cant w8 for feedbacks....

c e e d y said...

Is petrosexual a word you coined or read it somewhere- if you coined it I liked it - trademark it dude :)

well glad your fears were alienated...yes there is a thin line of metal between life and death sometimes

aneri_masi said...

Thats a cutie! I want one!

(I am getting a bit worried about me now! I can't have enough cars, looks like!)

Confounded-Lady said...

Christ its been so long since I ve done blog reading...you ve changed your look!!

And its very...automobil-ish :O
Why didnt you put pink? :D

(you dont have to answer that :D)

Meghna said...

Hey BB,
Cute car...haven't hrd of such thing bfr...Pah! My poor knowledge abt bikes and cars but I lrn a lot frm my vehicle crazy Big bro! But why not thnk of buying the new sensation...NAno? It's cheap and similar, I believe...I dunno why but aftr reading abt accidents, I've got the same reaction every time..it's a mixture of shock (why ppl don't care) and a bit od disappointment for the unlucky ones!
Keep writing!

Juby George said...

its cute... i am a fan of small cars too...
sad about the accident....

PREETI said...

hmmm...reva...nt my personal fav cuz i dnt lik the lookz of the car...ofocurse for smeone lke me who sucks at drivin, a small car is IDEAL...bt maybe somethin tat lukz beetter! :)

Cinderella. said...

OMG !
Where did that happen ?

I dont like Reva much..cz its looks so vulnerable and looks like a toy, though now its proved that it aint that much...and also the mileage is good...so not a bad choice..

Though I wouldnt mind tagging along for a test drive..

Cinderella. said...

And I agree with meghna..
I guess I'll go for a nano...

Enigma said...

humm..somehow i dont like that car much...

SambY said...

u too are a enthusiastic biker i guess???? huh bhai??? i am too.. u might have guessedd by looking at my pic in todays post... "deep crevices n deep thoughts..." and in my foto blog huh??

Solitaire said...

It looks like a girly car though. Are you sure you want it? Everyone saying its "cute".

abinash said...

Yeah th vehicle is indeed very cute. :) adds to it the battery driven technology. But yeah ladies driving car has always been a concern. ;)

--xh-- said...

@curious: he he - mee too like a big car - not a huge one - one big enough to have a powerful engine block adn can house my audio system.. but as a second car, i would love to have Reva.
there are many small cars which comes packed with saftey features now a days.

@veenz: :) itz small, and that is one of itz USP.

@ps: hm.. design wise, no its not a favourite - but i am more incliend to form follows function line of thought when it comes to my personal choises.

@d_s: :)

@sambY: true mate. me too. never knew they ahere really strong.

@Nidhi: :)

@ceedy: no mate - petrosexual is a word i hv seen in Autocar India.

@aner: dont worry - you have company. i can never have enough cars...unless i have one from every model that have ever made on earth :-)

@conf.lady: pink.. good that i don't have to answer :-)

@meghz: don't ya wrry l'll sis - ur bro can talk ages abt cars and bikes till u r bored to death :) and Nano - a defenite NO-NO for me. as a second car, reva any day than Nano.

@jubi: :)

@Preetz: you buy reva, and I will customise it for ya.. deal?


@cindy: itz in koramangala. ha ha, will call ya for a test drive after i buy one... Nano - well, not for me. :-D

@enigma: :)

@sambY: me an enthu biker - yeah, i think I can safely say that I am an enthusiastic biker. drop a mail to my id, adn we will chat, buddy. yah, saw ur pulsie @ the fotos.

@sol: girlie? hm.. itz cute.. even if itz girli, i dont mind. I like it, and i want it. what si it have to do with the 'girile' tag? :-D

@abhi: wel bro, i wont go that much - i will only say - watch out for flames.

Knatchbulley Hughzscene said...

i feel Reva is very expensive fr all that it doesn't provide..

gunj said...

i have seen this car here in delhi, n evn though i must say its v cute, it sure isnt on my list!

PREETI said...

done done done...itz a DEAL...oh,btw...how mcuh does that 'thing' cost? would, uhmm, 1500 do?? ;)

P.S: 1500 cuz tatz my bank balance currently :D

Madhumita said...

hey! i saw this car getting charged in the parking area of a mall in b'lore when i was there for vacation...is it comfortable?..how long does it go on a full charge?

i can google these , eh?...rite.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Absolutely cute.. I was skeptical about how safe it is too.. But ur post seemed to have answered my doubts. Isn't it kinda too cramped inside??

Gayatri said...

you LIKE the reva? =P seriously?! =P

it is CUTE yes, i agree. it's a little matchbox! =P

i'll probably buy a reva too.. for my grandchildren, so that they can play with it! =D

--xh-- said...

@pretz: 'that thing' costs above 3L. :(

@madumitha: welcome to my blog :) havn't trid one yet - i think it will do ok for small city trips...

@shalini: :) it is cramped for long drives - but for shopping and scouting around city, it should be fine...

@gayathri: I like it coz it is practical for city use. hm.. lucky grand children :P he he (chumma onnu shopping nu pokanum town il karanganum ee car - baki main use ne vere car - thatz wht i am thinking)