Lotus has postponed the start of production of the 2000-strong Evija hypercarAugust 24, 2020
The coronavirus and the imposed quarantine measures, which resulted in serious losses for the entire automotive industry, forced the British company to reconsider its plans.
Lotus’s first electric hypercar will not make it to the assembly line on schedule. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the brand has postponed the launch of production of the 2000-strong Evija.
Due to the restrictions imposed, the British did not manage to test the prototypes of the electric car properly – the borders were closed. For this reason, the production schedule will have to be shifted by at least five months. This was told by the CEO of Lotus Phil Popham, writes the Autocar edition.
Recall that the first buyers of Lotus Evija should have reached the end of 2020. Under the new conditions, one should not wait for commodity hypercars before May next year. This was emphasized by Popham in an interview with reporters. At the same time, he noted that the disrupted terms will have its own plus: the developers will improve the aerodynamic characteristics of the hypercar and slightly increase its power – by 28 hp.
The promised upgrade will not seriously affect the main indicators. Recall that an electric car will accelerate to a hundred in less than three seconds, and its maximum speed will exceed 320 km / h. Without restoring the energy reserve, Lotus Evija will travel about 400 kilometers. In total, the brand is going to release 130 of these most powerful electric cars.
There were no official price tags yet.
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