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A Lotus that's ALL electric......what could go wrong there!!!!!
The headlights on my Esprit don't even turn on every time I need them. LOL!
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I'll settle for having my left headlight simply go down when I wish rather than randomly
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Slap a "Powered by Lucas" sticker on that beauty!!
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That is a beautiful modern design!
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1973 HP 1254 LB Torque....... what could go wrong.
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It's a beautiful car no doubt, just cant get into EV cars. Certainly not Lotus electric cars lol.

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When I saw that Geely had bought Lotus, years ago now, I thought why would they want them? My conclusion was they want to be in the lead with electric cars. And, to be efficient they should be as light as possible, hence- Lotus. I suspect this is a halo car. Just to impress and get attention. Real cars, street cars that are affordable will follow. Like it or not, electric IS the future. I am lamenting the day actually. They will become a conveyance, devoid of personality, but not style. That car is beautiful!!!
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I was planning on getting two, but discovered there isn't room for an overnight bag. I'm out.

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0 to 186 mph in under 9 seconds! I cannot mentally grasp how an ordinary person can even begin to approach the limits of this cars capabilities without killing themselves, or others. Crazy times we live in with regards to automotive performance.
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I was planning on getting two, but discovered there isn't room for an overnight bag. I'm out.
Custom fitted rear venturi soft overnight bags could be made available for those without staff in a chase car.
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Custom fitted rear venturi soft overnight bags could be made available for those without staff in a chase car.
Lol buy new things everywhere you go then throw away.
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I'm definitely buying one . . preferably 1/32 scale but 1/43 or even 1/24 would be OK too
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I am wondering in a hypothetical how much weight in batteries do you need to give a 2000lb car 200 miles of range. For example, lets say you started with an Elise, swapped the engine for electric motors, so you back at 2000lbs. Now we add batteries. How much weight is it for 200 miles range? I think this will be interesting. If it is like 1000 more lbs, it would be hard to make a compelling Lotus like electric car. However, if you could do it for 500lbs that would be pretty cool.
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I am wondering in a hypothetical how much weight in batteries do you need to give a 2000lb car 200 miles of range. For example, lets say you started with an Elise, swapped the engine for electric motors, so you back at 2000lbs. Now we add batteries. How much weight is it for 200 miles range? I think this will be interesting. If it is like 1000 more lbs, it would be hard to make a compelling Lotus like electric car. However, if you could do it for 500lbs that would be pretty cool.
It's already been done, it's called a Tesla roadster
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I wonder how many will be produced.

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I wonder how many will be produced.
130 will be produced (In conjunction with the Type 130 model number).

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And none for the USA.
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And none for the USA.
I'm assuming the US is getting at least 5 of them, since there are 5 Evija accredited partners in the US.
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I'm assuming the US is getting at least 5 of them, since there are 5 Evija accredited partners in the US.
One of the articles said this car was not for the US market. Guessing at this price point some might make it here anyway.

"Only 130 Evijas will be built at Lotus’ Hethel plant, and it’ll set you back between 1.5 and 2 million ($1.9 to $2.5 million) plus local taxes. They’ll only come in left hand drive and it’s currently only homologated for Europe, though that won’t stop interested parties sourcing one outside European borders."

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