An electric dream becomes reality for an Australian company
from standstill to highway speeds in less than four seconds and will have an electronically limited top speed of 200km/h. It will have battery range of 150km with an optional 300km range-extension battery pack.
Bettini says the company has not yet set a price for the evr450, but it is believed to cost up to $200,000.
‘‘ We see potential for domestic and export markets,’’ he says. ‘‘ We have not sought government assistance on this project. It has been fully funded by Varley.’’
The official launch of the evr450 is planned for January, he says.
‘‘ We are only expecting to make extremely limited numbers but will let the interest dictate volume. The car is hand-built in low volumes and not a production car.
‘‘ Currently the car is not available to drive and photos are restricted as there is engineering work being performed.’’
The Varley Group is a 125-year-old privately owned Australian engineering firm and is one of the oldest companies in the Hunter Valley. Its divisions include military aerospace, defence product development,
Future: The evr450 is Australia’s answer to the electric supercar