Αυτό είναι το πρώτο Αυστραλέζικο ηλεκτρικό αυτοκίνητο. Το όνομα του evR450 και έχει αναπτυχθεί από την Varley Electric Vehicles. Mηχανικά φορά δύο ηλεκτροκινητήρες της Ultramotive που ο κάθε ένας ζυγίζει 40 κιλά και αποδίδει μέγιστα 150 kW (204 άλογα) με 522 Nm ροπής ενώ συνεχόμενα παράγουν 58 kW (79 άλογα) με 122 Nm.

Τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα τα κάνει σε 3.8 δευτ. με την τελική ταχύτητα να περιορίζεται ηλεκτρονικά στα 200 χλμ/ώρα. Έχει αυτονομία 150 χλμ, θα κυκλοφορήσει τον Ιανουάριο του 2012 και θα κοστίζει 200.000 δολάρια Αυστραλίας (151.000 ευρώ). Αν τα 150 χλμ αυτονομία σου φαίνονται λίγα, τότε η Varley μπορεί να σου προσφέρει και ένα πακέτο που διπλασιάζει την αυτονομία στα 300 χλμ.

[Πηγή: Varleygroup | via: Autoblog Green]

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Unveiling Australia’s first electric supercar at Australia Electric Vehicles Conference 2011, 26 October, Brisbane.

In its world-first appearance, a full electric supercar based on Australian technology will be unveiled at the 3rd edition of Australia Electric Vehicle Conference on 26 October 2011 at the Sebel & Citigate Hotel, Brisbane.

This Supercar called is manufactured by Varley Electric Vehicles, a Brisbane-based division of the Varley Group, a privately owned Australian company with a strong history in engineering, new technologies and specialised electric vehicles amongst others.

The will be displayed at the conference while its official market release is planned for early 2012. “You could expect seeing our driving on Queensland roads as early as January 2012” said John Bettini, Varley Electric Vehicles division manager. “We are proud of its technology based on Varley’s long experience in electric vehicles and our close relationship with Tritium and Ultramotive, two other local technology companies”.

Early indications of the performance are impressive:

o Calculated acceleration: from 0 to 100km/h in 3.8s o Top speed: 200km/h (electronically limited) o Range: 150km in its standard version, 300km with a range-extension pack (more batteries) o Estimate retail price: below $200,000

About Varley Electric Vehicles :

Part of the Varley Group headquartered in the Hunter, Varley Electric Vehicles division is based in Brisbane. The Varley Group of Companies has been established for 125 years and is one of the oldest firms in the Hunter. The company has developed an extensive depth of knowledge and experience across a wide diversity of light and heavy engineering activities. Varley currently employ over 600 personnel in Australia, with numerous workshops located at Tomago, Carrington, Eraring, Melbourne, Ballarat, Virginia Brisbane, and Jakarta Indonesia.

Varley has an embedded innovative culture and an advanced skill base allowing it to compete against global companies in areas such as military aerospace, defence product development, innovative specialised vehicles, new technologies, electric vehicles and cost effective procedures to refurbish worn operating asset.

About the Australia Electric Vehicle Conference:

The Australia Electric Vehicle Conference is the national conference on EV’s, running its 3rd edition this year. It focuses not just on EV’s and their market introduction but as importantly on their impact onto the electricity supply, the provision of charging infrastructures, the development of policies, economics and the role EV’s in a transition to greener transports.

The opening address will be delivered by Queensland Minister for the Environment, the Hon. Vicky Darling MP and will also feature key speakers such as Energex’ CEO, Terry Effeney, ChargePoint’s CEO James Brown or Adam Bandt, Greens’ Federal MP for Melbourne, and is expected to attract over 200 industry leading experts . See the full program at http://www.evconference.com.au/program.