Lotus’ first electric hypercar finally has a name – TechCrunch

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is shaping up to be a big moment for The company is finally taking “some” of the wraps off of its first major model launch — and its first electric hypercar — under the new ownership of Geely. And now, one day before attendees will get a glimpse, Lo…

Lotus’ first electric hypercar finally has a name – TechCrunch

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There’s a lot riding on the success of this vehicle, which will have a limited production run.  Lotus Cars CEO Phil Popham noted that the Evija “will re-establish our brand on the global automotive stage. ” So, no pressure.

The vehicle, previously referred to as Type 130 electric hypercar, will be named the Lotus Evija.

But attendees who go to the Lotus stand will get to view what is being described as a “dramatic light show” that will show new details of the exterior design.

The name means ‘the first in existence’ or ‘the living one,’ according to Lotus.

The company is finally taking “some” of the wraps off of its first major model launch — and its first electric hypercar — under the new ownership of Geely.

Lotus is expected to start production of the Evija in 2020.

Lotus won’t fully reveal the Evija at Goodwood.

The Lotus Evija will be unveiled in full in London later this month.

And in case you’re wondering, Lotus says it’s pronounced ‘ev-eye-a.

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