The next chapter of Lotus is electric, and it’s called Evija


Elise, Exige, Evora, Espirit, Elan, Europa, Eleven and now the Evija – the name Lotus chose for its forthcoming fully-electric hypercar. It’s a bit of a tongue twister this as the correct pronunciation is ‘ev-eye-a’, which is supposed to mean the ‘first in existence’, according to Lotus.

Pronounced as ‘ ev-eye-a’.

The Evija will the first electric hypercar from a British carmaker and also the first model to be launched after Geely assumed control of Lotus. In fact, it is the first all-new model from Lotus since 2008, so this has been a long time coming.

Electric hypercar with 1,000 hp, why not?

The model codename of Type 130 also alludes to the plan of producing only 130 units of the Evija which is rumoured to be powered by a 1000 hp all-wheel drive (presumably two motors) electric drivetrain co-engineered with Williams, all housed in a carbon-fibre body with a range of over 400 km. Those attending the Lotus stand at the ongoing Goodwood Festival will get further hints of how the Evija looks in the shape of a ‘light show’.


Denis Wong

Denis Wong

In the age of misinformation and spin, Denis prefers candour and a counterpoint, because the truth matters.
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