Lotus Evija 2019 Electric Power Hypercar Design – Lotus launches a very extraordinary electric hypercar which is the most powerful car ever made with an output of 2,000 PS and 1,700 N · m. The configuration of the ultra lightweight Monocoque carbon fiber also makes it the world’s lightest production EV hypercar with 1,680 kg including a 70 kWh battery. The 0-62 mph target is less than three seconds, with a top speed of more than 200 mph and a targeted range of 250 miles. Lotus Evija 2019 is the company’s first hypercar model with electric powertrain. Evija 2019 will be limited to 130 units. This is a number to honor the Type 130 car project code, making it one of the most exclusive cars ever launched.
The Lotus Evija 2019 battery is installed centrally behind the passenger compartment, with the lid visible through the rear glass screen. This battery position provides significant advantages in terms of style, aerodynamics, weight distribution, occupant comfort, packaging and dynamic handling. Including support and maintenance services as well as quick settings have been designed so that in the future alternative battery packages can be easily installed. Using current charging technologies such as the 350kW unit, the Evija charging time is 12 minutes to 80% and 18 minutes to 100%.
The four planetary helical planetary gearbox configuration is very compact, very lightweight, and very fast, transferring power to each drive shaft. Measuring 100mm depth, each gearbox is packed with e-motors and inverters as a single-cylinder Electric Drive Unit (EDU), with a target power of 500 PS per e-motor.
The Lotus Evija 2019 is equipped with ESP stability control which can ensure safety in all road conditions, with further grip provided by a four-wheel drive system. Steering is controlled through an electro-hydraulic system. The sophisticated aerodynamic package on the Lotus Evija 2019 with four radiator coolers that serves to keep the battery at an optimal temperature.
The Lotus Evija body, built on a one-piece carbon fiber monocoque chassis, made from several layers of carbon, makes the process identical to the F1 chassis, and ensures the lightest, stiffest, safest and most sophisticated car platform ever made. The total weight of a monocoque tub is 129 kg. The chassis, combined with innovative techniques and smart packaging in every element of Evija’s power train, is very supportive of the main weight in the 1,680kg class in its lightest specifications. The entire bottom is carved to optimize downforce. This includes an integrated air diffuser that extends from the bottom of the B-pillar to the rear.
The creation of active aerodynamics is used in the form of the Lotus Evija 2019 rear spoiler, which rises from its stationary position to the upper bodywork, and F1 style Drag Reduction System (DRS). Lotus Evija 2019 does not have a traditional door mirror because this is very instrumental in reducing barriers. The camera on the Evija is integrated into the front wing electronically deployed when opening the lock, while other cameras mounted on the roof provide a central view.
Lotus Evija 2019 Electric Power Hypercar Design