Lotus to open new center for excellence in technology

Lotus to open new center for excellence in technology

July 26, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The new research center of the British automaker, which will be located on the campus of the University of Warwick in Coventry, UK, will employ 130 engineers.

Lotus continues its significant expansion in the UK – a couple of minutes ago, it was announced the creation of a new advanced technology center, which will be located on the campus of the University of Warwick (Coventry). The enterprise will have a consulting division of Lotus, a division of Lotus Engineering. The latter represents a new partnership between Lotus and WMG (formerly known as Warwick Manufacturing Group).

This comes after the brand added a new production site next to its existing headquarters in Hetel, Norfolk, and a new assembly facility that sits right next to its test track.

“This is a big step forward for Lotus,” said Matt Windle, executive director of engineering for Lotus Cars. “Investing in a new science center in Wellsbourne should bring us new technologies in the future.”

The new R&D center will include office space, laboratories and workshops and will employ 130 engineers who will complement the company’s 500-strong engineering team – the rest is located in Hethel, UK.

“The city of Welsbourne offers an excellent environment with great potential for expansion and will be the ideal home for our new technology center of excellence,” said Lotus CEO Phil Popham. “Our strategy for advanced powertrains is closely aligned with the UK government’s vision of a low carbon vehicle strategy.”

Not so long ago, our publication wrote that Lotus presented an anniversary special version of the Exige model. The car received a special decor, as well as a set of additional equipment.