Bat­tery packed

An elec­tric dream be­comes re­al­ity for an Aus­tralian com­pany

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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

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