Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pranab, Farooq test drive the Reva at cabinet meeting

The auto expo may have offered many new models, but it's the good old Reva that has senior ministers intrigued.

It was the cynosure of all eyes at the Prime Minister's Office at South Block, where ministers had gathered for a meeting of the Union Cabinet today, when National Conference leader and Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah showed up in the two-door electric car.

He showcased the blazing green Mahindra Reva NXR to those present like I&B Minister Ambika Soni and Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee was quick to jump into the driver's seat to get a feel of the car's interiors.

The eco-friendly car has solar panels on the roof and can run upto 100 km on a single charge. The Reva is produced by Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Private Limited.