As the Evija enters its final stage of testing, Lotus Australia continues its efforts to get the $3 million electric hypercar here.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie rival is set to begin production at Lotus’s new manufacturing facility in Hethel, Great Britain, in mid-2020.
“With our new factory ready, we are ahead of the pack in the emerging EV hypercar segment and 100% ready for some healthy competition,” Lotus CEO Phil Popham said.
CarAdvice recently reported the Evija is nearing Australian compliance; however the marque stated yesterday that it is still “working with the appropriate regulatory authorities to bring the vehicle to Australia.”
“We will continue to update as these works progress.”
Lotus had originally confirmed three serious expressions of interest in the hypercar, but that number has since grown to five.
“There has been initial expressions of interest from customers,” Lotus said in a statement.
Lotus claims the 1470kW and 2000Nm Evija’s sprint from standstill to 100km/h in takes less than three seconds, 0-200km/h is dispatched in less than six seconds, and 0-300km/h in less than 10 seconds.
Powered by a Williams Advanced Engineering 70kWh battery pack, the 1640kg carbon fibre Evija also has a claimed driving range of 400km and can be fully charged in 10 minutes.