- Lotus’ new manufacturing facility for the Evija hypercar is complete;
- Production and first deliveries will start this summer;
- The Lotus Evija is Britain’s first all-electric hypercar.
Revealed last summer, the Lotus Evija is Britain’s first all-electric hypercar. Pushing a jaw-dropping 2,000 PS or 1,972-horsepower and 1,254 lb.-ft. of torque, the Evija has four electric motors, one per wheel. This means the hypercar can accelerate from 0-100km/h in under three seconds on its way to a top speed over 320 km/h.
The production of the 130 hand-built Evija will start this summer at the new manufacturing facility located at Lotus’ headquarters in Hethel, in Norfolk, UK. Currently, the factory is about to deliver the final prototypes for the last stages of the testing programme, before starting the series production and first customer deliveries.
“This is now the newest car production facility in the world, and to witness it move from the drawing board to reality has been deeply satisfying,” said Phil Popham, CEO, Lotus Cars. “It’s testament to the commitment of all involved, and is the perfect sleek and high-tech production home for the Evija at our iconic Hethel headquarters.”
He added: “With our new factory ready, we are ahead of the pack in the emerging EV hypercar segment and 100% ready for some healthy competition.”
The Lotus Evija, pronounced ‘E-vi-ya’, has a projected range of 250 miles (400 km) thanks to a 2,000-kWh battery pack. The British manufacturer says the hypercar has a charge time of 12 minutes to 80% and 18 minutes to 100% on a 350kW charger.
All the first year’s Evija copies are already allocated to customers around the world.