The now Chinese-owned British company has confirmed it will build 130 examples of the new model, and deliveries are scheduled to start in 2020.
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Lotus has confirmed it will unveil its electric hypercar at an event in London on July 16, UK time.

Codenamed Type 130, the hypercar will likely have a name beginning with E to fit in with the marque's tradition. Whatever it's christened, the Type 130 will be Lotus' first all-new model in over a decade.

The company has announced it will hand build 130 of the hypercars at its factory in Hethel, UK, with the first cars set to be delivered to customers in 2020. Previous reports indicated between just 20 and 50 Type 130s would be made.

Accompanying the announcement, Lotus issued a new teaser image (above) of the car showing off part of its rear-end design. The Type 130's silhouette (below) was teased in April.

Russel Carr, Lotus’ head of design, told Autocar the Type 130 will be about 4.4 metres long and 2.0m wide. While the new car will around the same length as the Evora, it will be much wider and lower.

The Type 130's drivetrain is thought to boast over 746kW (1000hp) and have all-wheel drive. Its battery pack will be mounted behind the passenger cabin, and will have a range rating of over 400 kilometres.

The electric hypercar is expected to feature an aerodynamic teardrop body, carbon-fibre construction, and scissor doors.