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Akshaye Khanna goes electric!



January 28, 2008 12:00:00 AM IST
By Glamsham Editorial
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As the saying goes 'Be the change, you want to see in the world', Akshaye Khanna has literally put the dictum into practice.

Akshaye Khanna will soon be seen in the streets of Mumbai driving a customized Electric Car - REVA.

Akshaye Khanna's concern for the planet and the cause of global warming has made him choose the option of driving in an electric car for his shoots in Mumbai.

Akshaye Khanna has always been known as thinking and as an intelligent actor. He has always been a cut above the rest in Bollywood and has always walked a different path. Besides being known as an intelligent actor, Akshaye Khanna is also a responsible citizen.

According to friends close to the actor, Akshaye Khanna was quite impressed by the concept of the electric car, which besides meeting individual needs in city mobility, would also help combat some of the social and environmental problems hovering on the horizon.

Electric cars, which is symbolic of the 'Green Economy', is soon becoming a trend in the west, to embrace clean and renewable energy to survive the tidal wave of pollution and eco-system degradation.

His friends add that Akshaye Khanna was quite impressed with Chetan Maini, the founder of the electric car REVA, due to its unique model of economic activity that incorporated social and environmental concerns, and felt like contributing in a small way, his bit for Planet Earth.

Says Chetan Maini 'Globally we see celebrities coming forward and supporting causes they believe in, be it the environment, human rights etc. It is great to know that an Indian celebrity like Akshaye Khanna is taking steps to help the environment, his decision to choose the REVA for its environment friendly advantage and great city mobility is a reflection of his commitment to this cause.'

Being a CO2 emission free vehicle, the REVAi is a car that loves the environment and offers its owner a great driving experience. Akshaye's REVA is customized for his use and comes with all the accessories that he would need. With its range of 80kilometeres and a maximum speed of 80 km/h, it will ensure Akshaye gets around the city efficiently.'


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