THE FIRST BRITISH ALL-ELECTRIC HYPERCAR
The thrilling next chapter of one of the greatest automotive stories ever told. The Lotus Evija continues a rich, 70-year tradition of iconic, game-changing road and racing cars.
The world’s first fully electric British hypercar, the all-new Lotus Evija, has been revealed. With unparalleled performance and a target power output of 2,000 PS, it sets new standards in terms of advanced EV engineering. Quite simply, the Lotus Evija is the most powerful series production road car ever built.
Like all Lotus cars throughout the brand’s storied 71-year history, the Evija has been precision-engineered to deliver an outstanding driving experience both on the road and track. It is the most dynamically accomplished model ever built by the company, setting new standards for Lotus driving performance. Above all else, it is “For The Drivers.”
As a name, Evija (pronounced ‘E-viya’) means ‘the first in existence’ or ‘the living one’. It is highly appropriate; Lotus has an unquestionable reputation for its pioneering approach in both automotive and motorsport.
The interior of the Lotus Evija is as dramatic as the exterior. Inspired by the technical precision of race car engineering, the dominant characteristic of the cabin is the ‘floating wing’ dashboard which can be glimpsed from outside through the windscreen. The design also echoes the porosity of the exterior.
The Evija is the most powerful and dynamically accomplished road car in the history of Lotus, and sets a new standard for Lotus driving performance. It is the first all-electric British hypercar and the first Lotus with an electrified powertrain.
“Evija will re-establish Lotus as a leader in terms of engineering and design. It is a hypercar that is built ‘For The Drivers,'” said Phil Popham, Lotus Cars CEO.
Access to the cabin is through the two dihedral doors. Handle-free to preserve the sculpted exterior, they’re operated via the key fob. It’s the first time Lotus has used such doors, and while they make for a moment of dramatic theatre they also provide maximum space for getting in and out.
A maximum of 130 examples will be built, guaranteeing exclusivity to match the stunning looks, groundbreaking technology and world-beating performance. They will be sold directly to customers by Lotus, with the global network of 220 retailers in support.
POWERTRAIN: PURE ELECTRIC, 4WD
BATTERY POWER: 70 KW/H / 2,000 KW
WEIGHT: 1,680 KG
PRODUCTION RUN: 130
CHARGING TIME: 18 MIN
TOP SPEED: 200 + MPH
0-62 MPH: 3 SECONDS
TORQUE: 1,700 NM