2020 Lotus Evija: Car maker returns to form with 2,000PS electric supercar

Powered by money from majority owner Geely, the Lotus Evija is the car maker’s first all new model in over a decade and it’s quite a headline grabber.

There are four electric motors making a total of 2,000PS (1,471kW or 1,973hp). The 0-100km/h time will be under 3s, and the top speed will be over 320km/h (200mph).

The Evija will have an carbonfiber monocoque and weigh just 1,680kg (3,704 lb).

The mid-mounted battery pack keeps the Lotus tradition of midengine cars alive, and the driving range is said to be around 400km (250mi).

Production of the Evija begins in 2020 at the company’s HQ in Hethel, UK, with just 130 cars to be built.

Pricing starts from £1.7 million (US$2.1 million) plus duties and taxes. The order book is open now, and requires a £250,000 (US$312,000) deposit.