Lotus reveals real name for upcoming EV hypercar

The first brand new Lotus for 11 years finally has a name.

The all-electric hypercar – simply called ‘Type 130’ until this point – will be called the Evija.

Lotus have revealed the final name for their game-changing hypercar ahead of its public debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Evija – pronounced ‘ev-eye-a’ – will be the world’s first all-electric hypercar from a British manufacturer, and according to the Norfolk-based company, it marks the “start of an exciting new chapter” in the illustrious history of the brand.

The car will be in attendance at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, ready to be glimpsed by expectant automotive fans.

On the car and what it means for the future, Lotus Cars CEO, Phil Popham, said: “The Evija is a Lotus like no other, yet a true Lotus in every sense. It will re-establish our brand on the global automotive stage and pave the way for further visionary models.”

Evija will be unveiled in full in London later in July, and Lotus say just 130 examples of the car will be built at its factory in Hethel, Norfolk.

For more information on the Type 130 contact JCT600 Lotus Leeds.

Added: 04 July 2019

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