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9 Things We Now Know About Lotus Evija

The Lotus Evija It’s not the world’s only electric supercar right now — it occupies just one space in a growing industry as automakers old and new push boundaries, create amazingly fast cars and prove to the world that battery-powered electric cars don’t have to be boring — or slow.

It’s been a long time, though; British sports car company lotus He was teasing us 3 years ago with a project that would be our first electric car and an all-new model.

While it’s not the only competitor in town, the Evija is set to look amazing and deliver performance that rivals most other supercars—here are some of the best Lotus Evija features and features we’re aware of in 2022.

9 Lotus Eviga is the first Lotus supercar

Lotus, like TVR, another British sports car maker, did not build its reputation in supercars and instead began focusing on light weight to produce some amazing driver cars like the Lotus Elise.

Lotus Evija – whose name derives from “Eve” will truly be a new beginning for the brand and its electric future.

The Lotus website states that the car is available for 2023, and we’ve seen various prototypes and appearances of the car so far, which looks close to production ready.

8 Lotus’ Evija will have unparalleled resounding thrust

There’s a 70 kWh all-electric powertrain that will power the Evija – no internal combustion engine and no hybrids, just four motors and the battery pack. This will enable the Evija to deliver up to 1972 horsepower from stopping and all-wheel drive thanks to its all-wheel drive setup.

Lotus says this will be the most powerful production car, and while other electric supercars also offer similar engines like the NIO EP9, Rimac Nevera and Pininfarina Battista, this will be one of the few cars you can buy with such massive power.

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7 The performance stats that an all-electric supercar deserves

An electric powertrain made up of batteries and motors may look uninspiring and certainly won’t deliver any ICE engine vibrations, smells, sounds or interaction, but the Lotus Evija’s stats are compelling.

Lotus says it’ll hit 60 mph in under 3 seconds, which isn’t particularly noteworthy among electric vehicles — but the 9-second 0 to 186 mph time certainly is. Its performance is tuned for higher performance than, say, 80 mph from a standstill – resulting in a higher top speed at the expense of headlining time from 0 to 60 mph.

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6 A great and lightweight piece of engineering

The Lotus Evija will weigh around 3,700 pounds which is impressive given its power and performance potential – lightness is one of the company’s dominant historical values.

According to Lotus on her press page for Media EvijaBuilt on a motorsports-inspired carbon fiber monocoque body and featuring magnesium wheels, the car should be the world’s lightest electric supercar.

Active aerodynamics will help ensure this car is efficient on the track as well as in a straight line – Lotus applies F1 technology and know-how to make the Evija formidable in every way.

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5 Evija looks great inside and out

There are no door mirrors on this Lotus, and the aerodynamic shape is as optimized for aerodynamics and performance as it is stylish.

Lotus carefully designs the air scoops, diffusers, and active air, and every piece is functional including the iconic rear ducts to make them slippery and provide downforce when needed. The company says the ride height is just 4 inches, the front splitter is a bi-level design, and the overall airflow is optimized to reduce air intake and funnel cooling in the powertrain.

4 Express charging system will come as standard

Being an electric car, charging specs are just as important as they are for the Kia EV6; Therefore, Lotus will ensure that the Evija has a charging capacity of 800 kW – faster than the current 350 kW standard – and in 12 minutes the Lotus battery capacity will reach 80%.

Waiting another 6 minutes means it will reach 100%, allowing you to finish your coffee before heading on to another record-breaking ride around the Nürburgring. The range is slated to be about 215 miles—although depending on your right foot, your mileage may vary.

3 It’s Not an Abstract Racing Car: Amenities and Convenience Features

Lotus’ Evija also wants to offer customers a touring experience as great as the excitement of racing cars – as such, there are two seats that are accessible through butterfly doors in an impressive cabin.

There’s climate control, Apple Car Play, and Android Auto, plus touches like the Alcántara on the racing-inspired steering wheel.

An adjustable wheel, sliding and reclining seats, and “dedicated storage areas” also await the lucky individuals who stay inside this iconic vehicle.

2 Lotus Evija will be very expensive

Given its provenance, engineering, performance, and more, you wouldn’t expect it to be a cheap supercar — or even relatively cheap.

It’ll cost around $2 million, which might sound like a bargain for the type of people who have spare capital and an electric charging socket at home, but a limited edition production of 130 cars will ensure this vehicle remains rare and exotic in the future.

For reference, Pininfarina Battista and Rimac Nevera also sit around the $2 million mark, so the price seems to be the norm in electric supercars right now.

1 Lotus Evija release date faster than you think

The Lotus Evija seems to have been teasing us for a long time now, and while it has already been added to the 2022 list, it’s available from 2023 according to the Lotus website, although we’re sure it will be snapped up fairly quickly by successful hedge fund investors and YouTubers. .

The great thing about the Evija is not only that it’s a great car, it showcases the kind of engineering, design and performance that will surely carry over to the brands of the most achievable future sports car. Or at least that’s the idea. With PRs like this, we shouldn’t worry that the iconic Lotus cars will be damaged by the extinction of internal combustion engines – this could just be the start of something big.

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