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News The Electric Lotus Evija Has Nearly 2,000-Horsepower And Will Be Expensive

The Electric Lotus Evija Has Nearly 2,000-Horsepower And Will Be Expensive

The new Lotus Evija hypercar may very well be that fastest and most powerful production car to date.

By production car, we mean that more than a handful will be built and sold. Specifically, 130 of these £1.5 million ($1.86 million US) all-electric hypercars will be assembled and delivered. The fact that the Lotus Evija (pronounced  “E-vi-ya”) will be built is a testament that the small British carmaker and its Chinese owner, Geely, have big and beautiful plans for the future.

The Lotus Evija is as powerful to look at as the numbers suggest. This car’s profile screams speed, purpose and handling while the stats are completely dreamy. The Evija has four electric motors, one per wheel, which altogether generate a jaw-dropping 2,000 PS or 1,972-horsepower and 1,254 lb.-ft. of torque. This Power, with a capital “P”, will propel the Lotus to 100 km/h in under 3 seconds (likely 2.5 or so) on the way to a top speed of more than 200 mph, or 320 km/h.

While these stats are mind-numbing, the Lotus Evija’s projected range of 250 miles (400 km) is nothing short of impressive. The electrons will be managed by one of five drive modes – Range, City, Tour, Sport and Track. Obviously, testing the laws of gravity repeatedly will kill the remaining range but under typical driving circumstances, this is a very respectable amount. On a Level 3 charger, Lotus says the car will go from 0-80% in only 12 minutes.

In true Lotus fashion, the Evija is touted as the lightest production EV hypercar in the world. It tips the scale at 1,680 kg or 3,700 lb which is in direct correlation to the car’s incredible performance numbers.

The Lotus Evija is the latest 100% electric hypercar to break cover recently. The Pininfarina Battista is quite the car with similar specs. Credit for these crazy EVs could be in part handed to the MK2 Tesla Roadster.


Lotus Evjia Photo Gallery

Lotus Evjia | Photo: Lotus

Lotus Evjia | Photo: Lotus

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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