Lotus Evija All-electric Supercar Revealed

Can super rich, automobile enthusiasts enjoy what they love, i.e. speed and power, while keeping it green? Well, with the Lotus Evija (pronounced as ‘E-vi-ya’) all-electric hypercar, they certainly can. I am pretty pumped about the Evija. Not going to lie, but at the same time, I am not going to dance to the marketing tunes that came with the press text. So, lets just get on with the key details.

Lotus Evija All-electric Supercar Revealed

Lotus Evija is the first all-electric British hypercar that packs 2,000 PS (1,972 HP) and 1,700 Nm (1,254 lb-ft) of torque, thus making it the world’s most powerful series production road car. It is also the lightest EV hypercar to enter production at just 1,680 kilograms (3,704 lbs) – thanks to the ultra-lightweight carbon fiber monocoque.

The electric drivetrain developed by technical partner Williams Advanced Engineering that drives it is capable of rocketing this evocative ride from 0-62 (0-100 km/h) in under 3 seconds, sending it on its way to a top speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Its mid-mounted 2,000 kW lithium-ion battery pack, a nod to the marque’s mid-engined sports car layout, provides a pure electric driving range of 250 miles (400 kilometers).

Lotus Evija All-electric Supercar Revealed

Other highlights include the world’s first main and dipped beam laser lighting technology, deployable rear spoiler, F1-style Drag Reduction System (DRS), magnesium wheels (20 inches front; 21 inches rear), specially developed Pirelli Trofeo R tires, forged aluminum AP Racing braking system with carbon ceramic rotors, handle-free dihedral doors open using a key fob, and instead of traditional mirrors, it has electronically deployed cameras at the sides and the roof that provides images on three screens in the cabin.

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TBH, everything looks really exciting until the deploying cameras came up. I mean, seriously, I rather go with actually mirrors over bits that jut out like a sore thumb. Just saying…

Lotus Evija is a confirmed ride, btw. In other words, this ain’t no concept (yay?). In fact, it is open for reservation now where a £250,000 (roughly US$314,000) deposit will secure you a unit that will be made in 2020. The actual car price is priced from £1.7 million (around US$2.1 million) plus duties and taxes.

All images courtesy of Lotus Cars.