The new manufacturing facility where Lotus will build the Evija all-electric hypercar is being readied for final prototype production.
Series production and first customer deliveries of the all-electric two-seater will begin in the summer.
The hall is situated at the brand’s historic home of Hethel, in Norfolk, UK. It has been built trackside, next to Lotus’ storied 2.2-mile circuit which has hosted testing and shake-down sessions with many Formula 1 legends such as Ayrton Senna, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jim Clark and others.
The result is a versatile and inspiring workspace that will see Lotus hand-build up to 130 examples of the Evija. The first year’s production allocation is already designated to customers around the world.
Phil Popham, CEO, Lotus Cars, commented: “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. 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.”
About the Lotus Evija:
The name means ‘the first in existence’
The world’s first all-electric British hypercar
The first electrified Lotus and the first Lotus hypercar
At 2,000 PS, the world’s most powerful series production road car
0-62mph in under three seconds; 0-186mph in under nine seconds; a top speed of more than 200mph
Full battery charge capability in under 10 minutes; battery power output of 2,000 kW; full EV driving range of 250 miles