The All-Electric Lotus Evija Hypercar

Lotus Evija All-Electric Hypercar

A Mind-Boggling 1972 BHP Battery Electric Vehicle.  Not for the Faint-Hearted, Given The Brute-Power And Price Tag!  Also, The First British All-Electric Hypercar


The Lotus Evija Pure Electric Hypercar (credit: Lotus)
The Lotus Evija Pure Electric Hypercar (credit: Lotus)
  • The age of all-electric hypercars has commenced. Hypercars is a term used to describe high-performing supercars.  Hypercars are unusual and limited edition vehicles
  • U.K. based automotive company Lotus Cars, well known for their sports and racing cars, has introduced Britain’s first pure electric hypercar, the Evija. It is also the first fully electric supercar from an established automotive manufacturer
  • Lotus Cars is now owned by Chinese automotive behemoth Geely, headquartered in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province
  • Originally codenamed the Type 130, the name Evija is derived from Hebrew and means ‘the first in existence’ or ‘the living one’.  It made its debut at the recent Monterey Car Week 
  • According to Russell Carr, Design Director “The Lotus Evija is a true Lotus, in that it elegantly balances stunning aesthetic forms with ingenious technical solutions to create a beautiful car with innovative design features.”  
  • A top speed of over 200 miles, with a sub 3 seconds 0-62 mph acceleration. An astonishing 1972 bhp and 1254 lb ft torque 
  • The company will manufacturer 130 units.  Deliveries will commence in 2020 
  • Prices at £2.4 million.  You can reserve one for £250,000 
Lotus Evija All-Electric Hypercar
Lotus Evija All-Electric Hypercar (credit: Lotus)

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I suspect I will not be going in the Evija hypercar to collect my Sunday morning newspapers! Nor will my credit card allow me to buy both, the hypercar and the newspapers! 

It is certainly impressive to learn about the performance of the pure electric car.  Reading these mind-boggling performance figures, even my static office chair seems to be galloping! One thing for certain, pure electric high performance sports cars, to include hypercars, will continue to gather pace.  A number of other automotive manufacturers, like the Croatia based RIMAC are vying for the same market.  

I love the fantasy of owning an all-electric zero-emission hypercar, but to be honest, I am just as happy driving a Nissan Leaf.  For me it is about zero-emissions.  Speed, brake horsepower and torque are secondary!  


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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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