Lotus Evija Unveiled: World’s First All-Electric Hypercar To Be Launched Into Production

A mysterious all-electric Lotus model has been finally unveiled. It got the official name “Lotus Evija” instead of the previous uncertain “Type 130”.

The hypercar goes into production in Great Britain in May 2020 and costs about $2.1 million. Well, this is the most potent automobile for the wealthiest motorists.

When arrives, the Lotus Evija will be able to compete with the fastest cars in the world. Just 130 units will be produced at first.

The Lotus brand, we remind, belongs to Geely, that owns Volvo as well.

Technical ‘stuffing’

This vehicle is not by change called a ‘hypercar’, as it is capable to develop up to 2000 hp thanks to four electric motors and gain the top speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). It takes less than 3.0 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h).

A 70-kWh battery mounted under the seats enables to cover a distance of 320 km (199 miles) and even more – 249 miles (400 km), when driving in economy mode. The battery can be charged to 80% in 12 min from a 350-kW charger, and to 100% in 18 minutes.

The Evija weighs just 1,680 kg. According to Lotus, it will be the lightest production electric driven hypercar.

Its body is carefully developed (from the point of view of aerodynamics) and has an active rear spoiler. The available driving modes are Range, City, Tour, Sport and Track.

Design  features

The Lotus Evija is one of the fastest cars in the world, of course, but the most interesting feature is the model striking design. It seems that Lotus takes all the best from McLaren and Ferrari supercars and packs them into its futuristic shell.

In addition to original design solutions, there are exclusive details in the exterior. For example, the doors have no handles, they are opened with the help of a key fob and a special switch on the roof.

The seats and a steering wheel are trimmed with Alcantara. The headlights use laser sensors. The cameras are used instead of rear-view mirrors.

The Evija has a cloud connection, supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, gets updates and saves info via a wireless network.

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