Lotus Evija – the first all-electric British hypercar – has made its world debut in London.
The British brand – which is owned by China’s Geely – says the Evija has a maximum speed of more than 200mph (320km/h) and a range of 250 miles (400 km). And, at 1680 kg, it’s the lightest EV hypercar ever to enter production.
The Lotus Evija also also boasts the world’s fastest charging battery. Due to its partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering, the battery has the ability to accept an 800kW charge.
Lotus Cars CEO Phil Popham says: “The Lotus Evija is a car like no other. It will re-establish our brand in the hearts and minds of sports car fans and on the global automotive stage. It will also pave the way for further visionary models.”
He adds: “This is another amazing moment in the history of our company. The Evija is a true Lotus in every sense – it has been developed with an unwavering passion to push boundaries, to explore new ways of thinking and to apply ground-breaking technologies.”
Matt Windle, Executive Director, Sports Car Engineering, Lotus Cars, says: “Every element of the Evija has been meticulously analysed and validated. Precision engineering is nothing without human engagement, and that’s why technology with soul is the benchmark for this and every Lotus.”
Lotus says the Evija has been designed and engineered at the brand’s historic home in Hethel, UK, and production will begin in a new dedicated on-site manufacturing facility during 2020.