Lotus' $2 M Electric Sportscar
Lotus' 1st Fully EV Under Chinese Ownership
This is a fully electric sports car with top speeds up to 200 mph by the British sport car maker Lotus. They call it the Evijan hypercar, which means top-tier sports car. And it's being launched with the Chinese automaker Geely that bought Lotus in 2017. The car is elegant, powerful and expensive. It's showcases the future of electric vehicles with speed and energy efficiency. In three seconds, the car accelerates from zero to 62 mph. The powertrain is electrified and packs 1,973 in horsepower.
They'll start with manufacturing 130 cars in 2020. The cars will be built in England. The cost per car is $2.15 million and the range is over 250 miles on a charge. With an 800 kw charger, it takes only 9 minutes to fully charge. Lotus executives say this is just the beginning. They have more visionary models being developed through Geely and Geely subsidiary Volvo, which Geeley bought a few years ago.