Revai launched in Delhi, state govt offers rebate to consumers

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New Delhi, Jun 25 (UNI) In an attempt to reduce the adverse effects of global warming and spiralling oil prices, state Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today launched a pollution free electric car -- Revai, priced at Rs 2.99 lakh.

The car, a product of Reva Electric Car Company (RECC), with neither clutch nor gear, runs on a battery and costs only 40 paise per kilometre.

The Delhi government, as part of its initiative to conserve environment, will offer incentives like 15 per cent subsidy on the base price of the vehicle, a 12.5 per cent exemption of VAT and refund of road tax and registration charges.

''The Government of Delhi has been committed to taking steps to improve the environment in the city. Our initiatives to support battery operated vehicles is in line with our aim to improve the environment as well as to encourage a transport system that is effective, clean and benefits the society,'' Ms Dikshit told reporters here.

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