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Lotus unveils the Evija, the world’s first all-electric British hypercar

(People's Daily Online)    16:48, July 22, 2019

 

Lotus unveils the world’s first all-electric British hypercar the Evija (Photo by Tianxing Bai)

British sports car maker Lotus has unveiled the Evija, the world’s first all-electric British hypercar, at an exclusive event in London.

More than 350 guests of international automotive, business, technology and design media, business leaders and government officials attended the launch in the Royal Horticultural Halls in London. Also in attendance was a delegation of senior figures from Geely Auto, the world’s fastest-growing automotive group and majority shareholder of Group Lotus.

Phil Popham, Lotus Cars CEO, and Russell Carr, Design Director, presented the beautiful two-seater EV hypercar to the audience. Popham described it as a bold statement of intent from the iconic British company, illustrative of its ambition under the stewardship of Geely. He added: “Evija will re-establish Lotus as a leader in terms of engineering and design. It is a hypercar that is built ‘For The Drivers’.”

Rt Hon Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, attended the unveiling. He commented: “Our auto industry has long been a source of national pride. The launch of the UK’s first all-electric hypercar – designed, engineered and built here in the UK – is testament to the skills and expertise of the workforce at Lotus.

He added: “A key part of our modern industrial strategy is to seize the opportunities of the future of mobility, including the move from petrol and diesel to electric vehicles. The Lotus Evija fits with this clear ambition.”

Further speeches were made by Mr. An Conghui, President of Geely Holding Group and CEO of Geely Auto, and by Minister Ma Hui, from the Chinese Embassy in London.

The Evija is the first all-electric British hypercar and the first Lotus with an electrified powertrain. It is also the first new model since Geely took control in 2017. It has been designed and engineered in the UK and will be produced in Hethel, UK, the home of Lotus since 1966. A maximum of 130 will be built. (Tianxing Bai)

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