Norfolk-based British sports car manufacturer Lotus has unveiled its latest model, the ‘all-new’ battery-electric Evija. Making its debut in London last night, the Evija (pronounced E-vi-ya) is a battery-electric supercar billed as the most powerful of its kind in the world. While the performance figures are hypothetical at this point, Lotus claims a power output of 1,973bhp (or 2,000PS) and a top speed in excess of 200mph.
The batteries, too, will apparently offer industry-leading performance, with a claimed 250-mile range made possible in part by an exceptionally light 1,680kg kerb weight.
Lotus partnered with Williams Advanced Engineering to develop the powertrain, which is expected to deliver a 0-62mph time of under three seconds.
Speaking at the unveiling in London, Lotus Cars CEO Phil Popham said: “The Lotus Evija is a car like no other. It will re-establish our brand in the hearts and minds of sports car fans and on the global automotive stage. It will also pave the way for further visionary models.”
He added: “This is another amazing moment in the history of our company. The Evija is a true Lotus in every sense – it has been developed with an unwavering passion to push boundaries, to explore new ways of thinking and to apply ground-breaking technologies.”