Lotus Evija electric hypercar set for a Goodwood sneak peek

It's no longer called the Type 130, and the full debut is set for later in

Lotus Evija electric hypercar set for a Goodwood sneak peek

Curated via Twitter from CNET News’s twitter account….

The Evija’s debut is still slated for July 16 in London, but people attending this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will be able to get a clever little sneak peek.

It keeps with Lotus’ favorite thing to do — giving cars names that start with E — but the weird nature of its name belies just how far it will be from the usual cars that the automaker produces.

Prior to today, we knew that Lotus’ upcoming Type 130 electric hypercar will be limited to just 130 units, and that it carries a very exotic silhouette. That’s about it.

According to Lotus, it means "the first in existence" or "the living one," although the word’s geographic provenance is unclear.

Lotus on Wednesday confirmed that the Type 130 will henceforth be known as the Lotus Evija.

Not only is it Lotus’ first electric car, it’s also the company’s first car under its new owner, Geely.

Otherwise, we’re left waiting another couple of weeks until Lotus shows off the whole thing.

Now, though, on the eve of a sneak peek at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, we also know its name: Evija.

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