Lotus Lets Loose Another Teaser and Releases the Official Name, Evija
Lotus Will Reveal the Full Car Soon
Lotus couldn’t help but tease its new electric hypercar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car company revealed the name of the car as the Evija. This is no surprise. We reported that this would likely be the name not long ago. The company says the name is pronounced ‘ev-eye-a’ and means “the first in existence” or “the living one.” The company’s CEO said this of the name:
Evija is the perfect name for our new car because it’s the first hypercar from Lotus, our first electric offering and is the first new model under the stewardship of Geely. The Evija is a Lotus like no other, yet a true Lotus in every sense. It will re-establish our brand on the global automotive stage and pave the way for further visionary models.
The car will be officially revealed on July 16. Lotus also revealed a new image, which you can see above. We imagine the Evija to be a modern and futuristic design based on this and other teaser images from Lotus. However, we can’t say exactly what it will look like.
Until then, you should know that the car formerly known by its internal designation of Type 130 will be all electric that puts out around 1,000 hp to all four wheels. The range is said to be more than 250 miles. We’re excited to see just what exactly Lotus shows off later this month.