To mark the 125th Anniversary of Varley Electric Vehicles
, the Australian company shifted from its long history of golf-cart-like utility vehicles to something completely different: the evR450 electric supercar
. The car was revealed at the end of October
at the Australian Electric Vehicle Conference but now we've got a few more details about the car (PDF
), including something called the "Tritium Wavesculptor" motor controllers, which the company calls "a worldclass on board computer system that enables the evR to achieve ultimate efficiency." The car uses electric motors from Ultramotive Technologies and draws power from a 24-kWh lithium ion battery.
The evR450, which Varley says is "coming soon," offers 0-62 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 180 kph (112 mph). The sports car
has a stated range or 160 kilometers (100 miles) and charges up in eight hours.
Varley also offers the almost-identical evS450 model, which is not as quick (0-62 in 4.6 seconds) and has a lower top speed (160 kmh, or 100 mph). The range is the same but this one has a specific date set for when orders will be taken: January 2012. Both cars are designed and built in Australia
. Find more information in our original post
, at the company website
or on Facebook