Published: Thu, July 18, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Lotus Breaks Records with New Electric Supercar - The Evija

Lotus Breaks Records with New Electric Supercar - The Evija

Lotus notes that the Evija will charge to 80 percent from zero in just 12 minutes on standard 350kW chargers.

The car's name Evija (pronounced "E-vi-ya") means "the first in existence" or "the living one" appropriate seeing as it's the first British hypercar. Thanks to 4 electric motors and the batteries mounted behind the carbon fibre monocoque the performance numbers are very much at the extreme end. It seems that Lotus takes all the best from McLaren and Ferrari supercars and packs them into its futuristic shell. Bringing the charging time down from a few hours to a few minutes is a commendable effort that will push electric cars into the mainstream market even further.

The full details on the Lotus Evija can be found in the document attached below.

The company has stockpiled parts in case of a no-deal exit, but the CEO said any impact would be limited and predicted that new trade accords would be rapidly concluded.

Popham said there's scope for Lotus to work with other Geely companies, which include Sweden's Volvo Cars and Proton of Malaysia, the United Kingdom brand's former owner, though there's no question of re-badging other platforms with the name, and neither would the same model be made in multiple locations.

The vehicle, including its interior, can be personalized, all at an added cost.

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However, the department where the Lotus Evija Electric Supercar falls short is in the specs.

Lotus Evija is the first auto fully developed by the carmakers since they were bought by Chinese automotive group Geely, which also owns Volvo. Can't wait to see what the Ludicrous mode does to Tesla Roadster.

Russell Carr, Design Director, Lotus Cars, said: "We studied how Le Mans race cars use air flow creatively to go over, under and around the vehicle, but also through it".

Lotus Cars Australia chief operating officer Richard Gibbs told GoAuto that three prospective buyers from Australia had registered their interest in the auto.

The manufacture of Lotus Evija will establish the main plant of the brand in Hotele. The Lotus Evija is one of those cars which many people wouldn't mind owning, yet they probably never will be able to afford it.

Feng ruled out an early return to Formula 1 racing, where Lotus was once a dominant force while saying he expects the company to do more in motorsport generally. In countries like India where Hyundai recently launched the Hyundai Kona which nearly the same range as Lotus Evija, this fast charging tech could be a game-changer. It will go on sale in 2021, but there's no word on what it is at this point.

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