Lotus tests heavy-duty electric EvijaSeptember 22, 2020
Lotus is working on what is arguably the most important car in decades: the Evija. The monstrously powerful electric hypercar has once again been spotted during test trials. In addition, Lotus has revealed some details about the new product.
With Lotus operating under the wing of auto giant Geely, the British brand can once again look to the future with highly ambitious plans. That they are truly ambitious became clear when the company pulled the curtain off the Evija a year ago, the first new Lotus in years, which is among other things the brand’s first electric vehicle.
The Evija, which will be produced in a limited edition of 130 pieces, delivers excellent performance: four electric motors deliver up to 2,000 horsepower, which is sent to all four wheels. In less than 3 seconds, Evija accelerates to 100 km / h from standstill, and even more impressive are the 9 seconds it takes a supercar to accelerate to 300 km / h.
On paper, the Evija, with its colossal performance, is the most powerful production car ever built, although it has yet to hit the market. At the same time, Lotus said that Evija is not deviating from the planned schedule.
On the test track at Hethel, the Evija prototype was spotted in a special color scheme. Evija is known to have five different driving modes: 1000 hp in Range mode. are transmitted to the rear wheels, in the Tour and in the Sport 1400 and 1700 hp. respectively – on the front and rear wheels, and in Track Evija uses all 2000 horsepower. The torque vectoring system is designed to ensure a reasonable distribution of forces between the wheels.
Range mode should allow Evija to travel up to 400 km on a single battery charge. The Evija is powered by a 70 kWh battery pack located behind the front seats to ensure ideal weight distribution, Lotus says.
Overall, this is certainly a very promising car, although the question of when the final production version will be released has not yet been decided. Initially, the launch was planned for this year. Evija’s starting price announced earlier is € 1.88 million.
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