For those who do happen upon one in their rearview mirror, they’ll see the logo has been designed to read ‘Alive’ when read backwards. To aid aerodynamics, wing mirrors have been done away with and instead pop-out cameras are integrated into the front wings.
This is an extremely well-constructed and thought-out car, and the 130 production number set is a tribute to the car’s project code, Type 130. Throughout the brand’s seven decades of success, Lotus road and race cars have all been assigned a Type number, the Evija being no exception.
The Lotus Evija marks the start of an exciting new chapter in the history of this well-loved British sports car marque and is the first major Lotus model launched under the stewardship of Geely automotive group – it’s a significant step.
The Evija is the first Lotus road car to feature a one-piece carbon fibre monocoque chassis. The advanced all-electric powertrain has been developed with technical partner Williams Advanced Engineering, famed for success in motorsport, from Formula One to electrifying the first four seasons of Formula E.
The bottom line is that in having one of these, you can take off with a very green and clean conscience.