In recent years, when the electric car market has been active, many auto manufacturers have focused on developing their own vehicles. One of these manufacturers, the British sports car manufacturer Lotus, was planning to make its electric sports car model Evija a reality by the end of 2020. However, officials announced that they will not be able to introduce the vehicle until the first half of 2021 due to the delays created by the coronavirus outbreak.
Tests Could Not Be Made Due To The Pandemic
“We've lost nearly five months of testing time,” said Phil Popham, Lotus boss. We were unable to do a hot weather test in Spain. Obtaining special permits and arranging facilities became impossible due to long queues. " said.
Engineers who reconfigured the aerodynamic systems of Evija, who could not perform their tests in Europe, managed to increase the output power above 2000 HP.
Lotus had previously announced that the vehicle could complete the acceleration of 0-100 km / h in under 3 seconds. The vehicle will reach 200 km / h in 6 seconds, and 300 km / h will be able to reach a speed of just under 9 seconds. In addition, the car is expected to have a range of 402 km.