Lotus has confirmed it will reveal its all-new electric car in July – which it describes as the ‘world’s first British all-electric hypercar’.
Currently carrying the project code ‘Type 130’, the new model will make its world debut in central London on 16 July, ahead of deliveries beginning in 2020.
Just 130 models will be built.
Lotus confirmed the new car at the Shanghai Auto Show in April. Since then, it says “several hundred” potential customers have expressed an interest.
Each one will be built at its Norfolk factory.
Lotus is describing the car as an all-new model – it’s first since the Evora more than a decade ago. A short teaser video reveals little (apart from a smart illuminated ‘LOTUS’ script) but is sure to raise interest further in the lightweight Lotus EV.
“Type 130 will be the most dynamically accomplished road car in the company’s history,” says the firm, “continuing a bloodline rich in firsts and technical game-changers in automotive and motorsport.”
Earlier this year, Lotus announced a deal with Williams Advanced Engineering to develop advanced propulsion systems. The new Type 130 may be the first beneficiary of this partnership.