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Lotus Shows Off Its Electric Evija Hypercar

The first Lotus Evija hypercar prototypes are ready for high-speed testing.


While we all wait to see what Tesla has in store for EV fans and enthusiasts, Lotus decided to entertain us with some EV news. The company just gave us a first good look at its all-electric Evija roadster ahead of its Guangzhou Auto Show debut in China.

As noted by Lotus, their EV hypercar “entered its initial build phase in the UK”, putting it on track for production in 2020. According to Lotus, the car will be “the most powerful production series road car in the world.” In a recent statement from Matt Windle the company’s executive director, he noted that “Everything about the Evija is ‘For The Drivers’. I don’t believe there is another EV in the world that can claim this. From the mid-engined-inspired Lotus layout, to the aerodynamics and downforce, the driving position, vehicle stance and unbelievable performance.  It is instantly recognisable as special with a unique character, yet it is unquestionably a Lotus.”