Lotus Evija Is A Gorgeous 2000 Horsepower EV Hypercar On The Prowl For Tesla Roadsters
Witness the Evija, which is said to be Britain's first ever all-electric hypercar. It will feature a lightweight carbon fiber monocoque chassis with total vehicle weight of just 3,700 lbs with its battery pack installed. Speaking of the lithium-ion battery pack, it has a total capacity of 70 kWh according to Lotus (for reference, the upcoming Tesla Roadster has a 200-kWh battery pack).
Lotus says that the Evija has two in-line axial electric motors that pump out a staggering 2,000 horsepower and 1254 lb-ft of torque. That is enough to propel the Evija from a standstill to 186 mph in less than nine seconds, and the vehicle is said to have a top speed in excess of 200 mph. Despite is tremendous amount of power and a curb weight approaching two tons, Lotus says that the Evija will be able to travel up to 250 miles per change.
Using a 350-kW charger, Lotus says that the Evija will take just 12 minutes to achieve an 80 percent charge. The battery can be fully topped off in 18 minutes.
When it comes to styling, to our eyes the vehicle looks amazing -- if a bit derivative -- from nearly every angle. The Evija has large air intakes up front and lots of sculpting along its flanks. It also has large, triangular-shaped real taillights that frame the "exits" for the air tunnels that start at the rear of the front doors. Another interesting design touch are mirror "wings" that extend from behind the front wheels to give the driver a look at behind and to the side of the vehicle. Another camera is mounted on the roof to provide a direct view aft of the vehicle.
The Evija will be priced at over $2 million, and Lotus is currently taking $300,000 down deposits to secure your place in line. However, big ballers will have to act quickly, as Lotus only plans to produce 130 Evijas starting in 2020.