Lotus All Electric Hypercar Evija
If you are closely following the world of electric cars and the launches, automakers are pushing to the limit with more powerful, more expensive and faster run to the 100 km/h mark. In fact, it is faster than we can ever count. It is a remarkable achievement from automakers to redefine and achieve the definition of what an electric car can do in this time and age. Lotus did exactly that with its first all-electric EVIJA. Get ready to be amazed by a mind blowing fantabulous design with lightning speed and off course a staggering price tag.
Let’s start with the numbers. The Evija, is a 2000 HP hypercar that can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 3.0 seconds, with a top speed of 320 km/h and 400 kilometers of range. Talk about better late than never, the British mark managed to surprise as with no one expecting an all-electric Hypercar with 2000 HP. The Evija also is the world’s lightest hypercar with 1.6 tons on the scale, thanks to the ultra-light weight carbon fiber monocoque chassis.
Lotus will start the production of Evija in the beginning of 2020 and only 130 units will be manufactured with an eye watering price tag of 1.7 million pounds. BTW this is the price before Taxes but the customers who are interested will have to leave a deposit a sum of 250,000 pounds just to reserve it. So let’s look at Lotus Evija’s design. With the result of all that power and money it does look like a melted down Mclaren and futuristic car combined together. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with the previous Lotus design language. Of course Lotus has developed this concept with aerodynamics in mind; hence the side mirrors are missing but replaced with a system that projects image on two screens located inside the doors for a better visibility. Moving to the interiors, Lotus calls it “Ski slope-style”, which features a racing style wheel set against a stark, no frills dashboard. The center console is also a sight to behold; it is a slab of black material marked by honeycomb indentations, with touch sensitive controls. Simply put, Lotus is keeping it to the minimal in approach.
With all that Beauty and aesthetics the Lotus Evija weights 1,680 kg thanks to the massive use of ultra-light materials, if added to equation the 2000 hp of its four electric motors, it can obtain as a result a power weight ratio of 0.84 kg/hp. What about potential? This is really surprising because its battery capacity of 70 Kwh will allow it to travel up to 400 kilometers range. Lotus also says the car can be charged to 80% from zero in just 12 minutes on 350kW chargers.
Geely a Chinese automaker bought a majority stake in Lotus in 2017, and over the last decade the Geely group has added everything from Volvo’s future of electric cars and other electric car companies in its portfolio. Despite recent troubles in Chinese car market, Geely showed a sign with Lotus’s Evija that it is still reenergizing to revive the British Sports car brand.