The British hits the summit with Lotus and the arrival of the Evija. Where were they all this time with this first of its kind, nobody cares the slightest bit because the wait was worth it?
The English invented some of the world’s most famous sports and seem to have fallen behind in most of them. Well, they did take back one of them already. The gentleman’s game, cricket came home to them after claiming the throne with gold at the 2019 Cricket World Cup Finals.
Sadly, they still far behind in the race for a return of other things. Football still eludes them, the rugby also belongs to one nation down under. A country that gives the impression they will be kings of rugby for a long time to come, but their title and status is up for debate with the 2019 Rugby World Cup just around the corner.
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Thankfully, Lewis Hamilton is still around and is arguably the best Formula One driver in the history of the sports. But as Britain falls behind in the sports they mostly created, they fight back with what appears to be the first British all-electric hypercar. Also standing proudly as the most powerful hypercar ever produced.
That’s how you get back to the top!
The Lotus Evija – There is nothing like it
The name establishes everything this car is about. The name means “the first in existence” or “the living one”. It is has a carbon fibre cockpit. A top speed of 200 mph and reaches 0-60 in under 3.3 seconds.
There will only be 130 units made of the Lotus Evija at $1.86 million apiece. Surprisingly, this is Lotus first hypercar, as well as Britain’s first fully-electric hypercar.
With four electric motors, the Evija has one motor placed on each wheel of the vehicle. Each motor on each wheel producers 500 horsepower. With the four motors acting together the Lotus Evija hits a high 1,972 horsepower. DAMN!
Fast charge for the Evija
The aim is to hit a target range of 250 miles. The fast charge on the Evija is rumoured to be 12 minutes from 0-80% with a 350kw charger.
"The hypercar packs a 1,972-horsepower punch thanks to four electric motors, one dedicated to each wheel. It will have a top speed of over 200 miles per hour and can go from 0 to 60 miles per in under 3 seconds.The company also says the car can be charged to 80 percent from zero in just 12 minutes on 350kW chargers (like can be found on Volkswagen’s Electrify America network), with a full charge taking only 18 minutes. And when 800kW charging becomes available, Lotus says a full charge will take just nine minutes. (via TheVerge.com)"
Not only reaching great numbers with the power of the car but also with its charging capabilities. However, an even bigger and faster charger is in the works. It is said to take nine minutes for a full charge.
This is one for the history books and could be the benchmark for others still trying to get into the EV range.