Mahindra Reva electronic parts to come from Continental India

Saturday 01 December 2012, 12:20 PM by

Auto Components supplier Continental on Thursday, November 29, 2012, announced that it will be supplying electrical and electronics car body components for electric car Mahindra Reva NXR, which is expected to be launched by early next year. Continental will supply the basic function controller (BFC) and immobiliser, apart from remote keyless entry for Reva. This was said by Helmut Matschi, Executive board member and President of interior division, Continental AG.

Mahindra Reva electronic parts to come from Continental India  |
Mahindra Reva electronic parts to come from Continental India

Continental's BFC is such designed that it can be used to implement body electronics features in different types of cars, which range from entry level model to luxury cars. The company at present has more than twenty five projects in the BFC family, which are either in production or under development for some of Asia's greatest OEMs.

Torsten Kreiling, Head of Body & Security India Business unit said, "By using platform products and a scalable architecture approach, Continental makes it possible for OEMs to invest in an advanced electrical & electronic system implementation, making sophisticated car body feature deployment a reality."

Chetan Maini, Founder and Chief of Technology & Strategy, Mahindra Reva on the partnership with Continental said, "All our vehicle models will be based on the concept of 5 C's - Clean, Convenient, Connected, Clever and Cost Effective. We are glad to have partnered a global automotive technology leader like Continental and the synergy will result in superior driving experience for our customers."

Reva NXR, which is an eco friendly car, was showcased by M&M at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo. The 2013 Reva NXR is a two door, four seater electric car that would come wearing 15 inch alloy wheels having disc brakes on the front and drums on the rear. The car will not only be environment friendly but also fuel economical. It is believed that a distance of 20 km by NXR would cost merely Rs. 10. Though the launch date has not been finalised yet, the all new Mahindra Reva NXR is expected to be launched by March next year.

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