The evidence that Lotus may launch a leccy version of its Evora sports car is mounting, following a leaked company presentation highlighting how the model could be used as the basis for a sporty e-car. Lotus Evora Lotus' Evora: is a leccy model be in the works? Lotus’ engineering document outlines the Evora’s suitability as …
Maybe the Tesla S will be replacing the Roadster?
What they hey, the more electrics the better....looks like Tesla may be planning to phase out the Roadster once the S hits the showrooms....makes sense since the sales of the S should be much higher than the Roadster due to price points and they may well be getting a kickback from Lotus to boot.
Anyone else misinterpret this bit of the title:
"Leaked Lotus doc"
I thought: who the hell uses lotus docs?
I then realised it was the car company, not the software company.
Not their first electric car outing
Let's not forget that Lotus developed the chassis for the Sinclair C5 way back in the early 80's - way ahead of the curve.
The mark of a man lacking lacking confidence is feeling compelled to explain his jokes. It was, by IT standards, not a bad joke. But, as Elbart Hubbard once said, never explain...
this was pretty much announced on 1.5.09 by mike kimberly the ex ceo.
Huzzah! Another electric sports car never to be produced. Way to go!
Meanwhile still on my wishlist: Station wagon large enough for a family with two children to go on vacation with. A decent engine would be nice (I could live with 120kW AWD), but two weeks worth of luggage and the stroller are a priority.
"a 200kW electric motor connected to a 71kWh battery"
That's no good - it'll run out of juice after 21 minutes at full throttle, which will probably get you about 50 miles down the autobahn.
After 21 minutes of full-throttle, this thing will be approaching the sound-barrier, and can free-wheel the rest of the journey .