Varley Electric Vehicles to build prototype electric bus for city of Brisbane

Varley Electric Vehicles, a division of one of Australia’s oldest specialty vehicle manufacturers, announced this week that it will retrofit a Brisbane City Council bus as an EV.

Varley Electric Vehicles, a division of one of Australia’s oldest specialty vehicle manufacturers, announced this week that it will retrofit a Brisbane City Council bus as an EV.

The company will begin trials of the new electric bus on a Brisbane Council bus route later this year, as part of a program called Instant Charge Electric Bus, which is partly funded by a grant from the Queensland State Government. The Instant Charge Electric Bus is expected to have a range of 100 km (62 miles), and will be able to recharge its battery to 80% capacity in less than 10 minutes, using 100% renewable electricity.

“Electric vehicle technology is the way of the future and Varley has committed serious funding to improve its capabilities in this space. Instant Charge Electric Bus is Varley’s first demonstration of our enhanced capabilities for electric buses and people movers. With this technology we’re excited to broaden our clientele and offer new products to our existing repeat customers,” said Varley’s John Bettini.

 

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