The G-Wiz L-ion was released in the UK in 2009. Reva are using the same retailer as they do for the G-WIz, GoinGreen. This is one of the first mainstream electric vehicle to be powered by Lithium-ion batteries a technology which significantly extends the charge and range of the car. The top speed is till the same as the G-Wiz but the range is extended to 75 miles – this is an improvement of almost double the 40 mile range of current G-Wiz models.
So, the main selling point is the new battery technology. Steve Hartridge, managing director of GoinGreen……”The discharge behaviour of Lithium-ion batteries is a lot better than lead acid, so you more consistently achieve the projected range regardless of the speed at which you drive,” he said, adding that the new battery also performs better in colder temperatures compared to the previous model.”
The extended range means that GoinGreen say the car can now be used for 97% of all UK car journeys without the need for a recharge. The new car has been launched alongside a new fast-charge station that will allow drivers to recharge the battery to 90% capacity within an hour and full capacity within one-and-a-half hours. Using conventional charge points, the battery will take 6 hours to recharge, but require 20% less energy than previous models.
G-Wiz L-ion – Top Trumps Stats
Manufacturer: Reva Electric Car Company
Top Speed: 51
Range (max): 75