Lotus’ new all-electric hypercar is edging nearer to creation, with the British automaker declaring today (Wednesday) that the new assembling office will be delivered and equipped to gather the last model instances of the vehicle.
The beginning of production is scheduled to start this late spring/beginning of summer, with client deliveries initiating after that. For the vehicle’s creation, another corridor has been developed at Lotus’ celebrated Hethel “home” next to the organization’s 2.2-mile test track.
Lotus will be capable of constructing 130 examples of the car, all of which have already been allocated to customers all over the world.
“This is now the newest car production facility in the world, and to witness it move from the drawing board to reality has been deeply satisfying,” said Phil Popham, Lotus Cars CEO: “It’s testament to the commitment of all involved, and is the perfect sleek and high-tech production home for the Evija at our iconic Hethel headquarters.”
“With our new factory ready, we are ahead of the pack in the emerging EV hypercar segment and 100 percent ready for some healthy competition,” Popham told more than 1,400 Lotus employees at the opening of the new facility.
The Evija will have a top speed of 200 mph, making it the quickest Lotus street vehicle at any point manufactured. That, and its sub-three second 0-60 time is accomplished because of a 1,973 bhp all-electric drivetrain sending power to each one of the four wheels by four electric engines. The range is relied upon to be around 250 miles, while the vehicle’s general weight will sit at 1,680 kgs.