The Lotus Evija May Be the Most Powerful Electric Car Found at Your Lotus Dealership
The battery in this special Lotus for sale has a 70.0 kilowatt-hours capacity but can support up to a 2000 kW output. In fueling up, the Evija supports ultrafast charging with rates of up to 800 kW, which are not even available yet through today’s commercial charging systems. With this ultrafast charger producing 350 kW, the Evija’s battery can reach a charge of 80 percent in 12 minutes and 100 percent in 18 minutes, making this Lotus for sale incredibly convenient, especially with a 250-mile range under the European WLTP testing methodology. Plus, as technologies improve, the battery can be updated to accommodate even better performance over the years.
The Evija is definitely designed to deliver on overall performance too. The four heat exchangers allow the car to be driven in its most aggressive Track Mode for seven minutes without derating the battery. That should be long enough to make a serious run at “Production EV” Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record, which would be a real boon for any Lotus for sale. The Evija can accelerate faster than internal-combustion hyper-cars, traveling from zero to 186 MPH in under nine seconds and the ability to double its speed from 62 MPH in under three seconds. For comparison, the McLaren Senna claims 6.8-seconds from zero-to-124-MPH. There may be a fun drag race waiting to happen, maybe on the lot for the Lotus dealership.
As expected, the Lotus Evija features a tight cabin but it is beautifully designed with an excellent finish that includes a haptic switchgear on a central spar advancing from the dashboard, which is known as the “ski slope”, with a single-digital driver’s display. This car has five driving modes to choose from on the rotary controller, including Range, City, Tour, Sport, and Track. It is the envy of any Lotus Elise for sale. Switches that open the gullwing doors are mounted in a roof console, which, as noted by prominent Lotus executive, Russell Carr, was inspired by an early turbo version of today’s Lotus Esprit for sale. Rather than conventional rear-view mirrors, this vehicle features a digital configuration of camera pods that deploy out of the doors while the car is moving.