What's Wrong With This Picture: Historical Reva-sionism Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Thanks to $7m in state grants and incentives, a $26.5m investment by Bannon Automotive and the promise of $52m in federal loans, Syracuse NY will become the American home of the Reva NXR. The AP (via MSNBC) reports Bannon expects production to reach 15k-20k units per year. But is $25k for 100 miles of charge, a 65 mph top speed and a bit more interior room than an Isetta going to fly in the US market? Oh right, government subsidies don’t care.

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  • Daniel J. Stern Daniel J. Stern on Oct 26, 2009

    If I'm not mistaken, the $25k is without batteries, which cost extra. M. Schwoerer and I scrutinised one of these in Frankfurt recently. Material and build quality were very obviously dismal. I cannot imagine this being anything but a buh-buh-buh-boondoggle (stuttering because that word sees too much action).

  • Supremebrougham Supremebrougham on Oct 26, 2009

    Hmm...When I first saw the picture I thought it was of a Kia Forte that someone had put into a crusher.

  • Nick Nick on Oct 27, 2009

    As far as that vehicle goes...who accidentally washed the Suzuki Grand Vitara in hot water? Didn't they read the care instructions?

  • Geotpf Geotpf on Oct 27, 2009
    Lokkii : October 26th, 2009 at 5:36 pm How is the Smart selling? Better than it should be. Two of my neighbors have one. I don't understand it either.