Australia may one day have its own Tesla fighter if everything goes to plan with a startup called EVX. The ambitious group of engineers have teamed up with the Electric Vehicle R&D boffins at Swinburne University of Technology to work on their electric luxury sports vehicle known as ‘Immortus’.
What differs notably from the global success of other electric cars currently on the market is the inclusion of solar panelling on the roof to help drive the car to much longer distances than its competition. Given Australia’s warmer climate, this could well prove to be a serious winner on the local market
At present, the Immortus is expected to have a combined solar-battery range of 550km cruising at 85km/h. The performance specs are sparse for now as the car awaits its conception, but what we do know is that it will weigh around 550kg, measure in at 5 metres long by 2 metres wide and have two motors driving the rear wheels.
And the all-important 0-100km/h sprint? “Under 7-seconds” is what EVX currently claim.