Lotus Cars’ CEO, Phil Popham, said: “This is exactly the start we hoped for. Evija is an outstanding and exceptional car – designed and engineered to put Lotus back on the map as the innovator and technical leader that it is. Many orders are now taken, giving us great confidence to hit our planned volume as we enter production next year.”
The UK automaker, now owned by China’s Geely, plans to build 130 units that will be sold at 1.7 million pounds plus taxes each ($2.11 million). According to Lotus, the Evija is the first Lotus road car to feature a one-piece carbon fibre monocoque chassis, and this ultra-lightweight carbon fibre monocoque makes it the world’s lightest production EV hypercar, at 1,680kg.
Hethel, close to the historic city of Norwich in the east of England, has been the home of Lotus since 1966. The company has confirmed production of the Evija will begin there during 2020.
Companies: Lotus Cars
Industries: Automotive and Road Transportation