REVOLO an indigenous and innovative solution conceptualized, developed and frugally engineered in India is being launched. REVOLO is a ‘New Hybrid Technology Solution’ for automobiles and is intended to be a smart and sustainable solution that redefines mileage standards.
REVOLO is a joint venture between Bharat Forge Ltd., the flagship company of Kalyani Group and KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd. As part of the joint venture, KPIT Cummins will license the technology to the JV while Bharat Forge would bring in its manufacturing, assembly & integration expertise to the JV.
‘REVOLO’ is an indigenous & innovative solution that has been conceptualized, developed and frugally engineered in India. The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), which tested the new hybrid solution (REVOLO), confirmed fuel efficiency gains of more than 40%. Under city driving conditions the increase in efficiency has been above 60% and reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) has been more than 30%.
Ravi Pandit, Chairman and Group CEO, KPIT Cummins, said, “This new plug-in, parallel, hybrid solution represents the new standard of value that frugal engineering can deliver to both auto manufacturers and vehicle owners around the world. This pioneering innovation will allow automakers to introduce vehicles with improved mileage, better performance and significantly reduced carbon emissions.
..As a parallel hybrid, this solution will enable the motor and engine to work simultaneously. Unlike an electric vehicle, the vehicle will operate as a conventional fuel vehicle even if the batteries are completely drained. As a plug-in, the vehicle can be charged through a standard external electricity source such as a domestic power outlet.