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2021 Lotus Evija Unwrapped as the Definition of “You’re Breathtaking!”

Following several years of absence from the public scene, British car builder Lotus is back, and it's back in style. The Evija, the electric car that is supposed to mark the rebirth of the company, is here and judging from the details released, it is simply phenomenal.
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The Evija is the first car to be built by Lotus since the Geely takeover. It is also the first all-electric British supercar, the most powerful series-production road car ever made, and possibly the fastest one when it comes to charging times.

At the core of this supercar lies an electric powertrain developed by Williams Advanced Engineering, the guys behind the powertrains used in Formula E. It comprises a 70 kWh lithium-ion battery and four merciless electric motors.

These motors pump out a total of 2,000 PS and 1,700 Nm of torque. These power levels are unprecedented in any production car currently in the road, and they ensure a 0-62 mph (0-100km/h) acceleration time of under three seconds, as well as a top speed of 200 mph (320 km/h).

The battery, when charged in certain conditions, is record-breaking. Using a 350 kW charging solution – not very common, but the most powerful currently available – the battery can be recharged to 80 percent in 12 minutes and to 100 percent in 18 minutes.

Of course, using a standard plug will take much, much longer than that, given the battery’s capacity, and that’s why Lotus says it is “in discussions with external suppliers on a charging solution for customers.”

The range of the battery, despite its size, is rated at 250 miles (400 km) on the WLTP Combined Cycle, or 270 miles on the NEDC Combined Cycle.

The Lotus Evija maintains the overall design of the British marque. It presents itself as a lightweight (1,680 kg), full carbon fiber construction that sits just 105 mm off the ground.

The limited Evija – only 130 units will be made – will enter production next year and will sell for £1.7m plus duties and taxes ($2,1 million), with a £250,000 ($309,000) needed to secure one of the cars.

The full details on the Lotus Evija can be found in the document attached below.
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About the author: Daniel Patrascu
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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