If the title didn’t give it away, the much-hyped, much-desired electrical hypercar from Lotus has been formally delayed till 2021.
Deliveries of the Evija EV have been supposed to begin late 2020. However, throughout the final hour, Lotus has confirmed to CarScoops that the Evija is certainly, as all the unique report said, delayed by 5 months.
To quote Lotus’ PR Manager Rob Borrett:
The [Evija] challenge has been delayed because of the pandemic and we’re presently a lack of 5 months testing and growth. Our plan is that the primary buyer deliveries will arrive mid 2021.
While this doesn’t imply that the automotive is canceled, it has probably misplaced the spot of the world’s first manufacturing electrical hypercar.
In 2021, will probably be going through stiff competitors from two main rivals, that of Rimac C_Two and the Pininfarina Battista. Both rivals expect Q2 or Q3 launches, very like the Evija is now going through.
However, the one title that the Lotus has going for it nonetheless is probably the most highly effective of the electrical hypercars. At nigh on 2,000 HP equal, every wheel will get an electrical motor that produces extra equal HP than probably the most highly effective inside combustion engine automotive that Lotus presently sells, the 2020 Evora 400.
The whole listing of Evija construct slots bought out months in the past, regardless of every slot being $2.2 million. Only 130 Evija’s will ever be made, excluding prototypes.