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Varley Electric Vehicle introduces the evR-450 supercar

Varley Electric Vehicles, a division of The Varley Group, one of Australia’s oldest specialty vehicle manufacturers, recently launched the evR-450, a high-performance electric supercar.

EvR450 launch
The evR-540. Click to enlarge.

The evR-540 was unveiled on 2 December at the Varley Group’s 125-year anniversary celebration in Newcastle, New South Wales.

The evR-450 electric supercar is Varley’s first vehicle showcasing leading electric drive technology engineered and manufactured in Australia. A hand-built sports car, the evR-450 is developed on a race-proven aluminum monocoque chassis and powered by an all-electric AC driveline and lithium-ion battery pack and power electronics.

At the heart of the driveline are patented twin Carbon ironless core AC motors which use proprietary ‘Dynamic Overspeed’ to allow great motor flexibility and performance. The motors were custom-designed exclusively for the evR by Ultramotive Technologies, and are complemented by Tritium’s efficient Wavesculptor inverters.

The evR450 offers acceleration from 0-100 km in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph). While the evR-450 is expected to be available soon, Varley will begin taking orders for its sport variant the evS-450 in January 2012. Providing similar performance to the evR, the evS-450 has a top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph) and can travel 0-100 km in 4.6 seconds.

Both the evR-450 and its sport variant are powered by a 24 kWh battery pack, enabling them to travel up to 160 kilometers (99 miles), combined cycle.

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