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    1. Member Uber Wagon's Avatar
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      08-12-2019 03:31 PM #1
      Probably a repost...



      Lotus Evija all-electric hypercar is to make a splash and open a wide way for the electrification of the entire Lotus lineup. Production of the Evija will start in 2020 and only 130 will be made.

      According to Lotus CEO Phil Popham, at the end 2020 the company intends to unveil an all-new gasoline model, but after that every new model will have a fully electric version.

      "After we’ve built our 130 hypercars we’ll concentrate on rebuilding our core sports car range. We will have a combustion-powered sports car to show you towards the end of next year, for sale after that. Beyond that car, every Lotus, in whatever segment, will have a full electric version."

      In seems that in the next couple of years we will see the renowned Elise, Exige and Evora in all-electric versions. It will be really interesting to see the Lotus Elise Electric and compare it to the original Tesla Roadster from 2008.

      As Lotus hints also at an ambitious plan to move into new segments (SUV?) it's hard to say which model will be electric first.

      The company would like to increase the production output from 1,700 cars in 2018 to 5,000 (single-shift capacity) or 10,000 (two-shift capacity) per year. If demand is higher, a new plant is also on the table.
      https://insideevs.com/news/364454/lo...ll-new-models/
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    3. 08-13-2019 04:59 PM #2
      Watch that wording. Quoting from the official statement, "... every Lotus, in whatever segment, will have a full electric version."

      All that means is that there will be "a version" of each model that is all-electric. In NO way is this saying that "Lotus is going all-electric", i.e. not producing any more cars that have a combustion engine.

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      08-13-2019 05:12 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by GoFaster View Post
      Watch that wording. Quoting from the official statement, "... every Lotus, in whatever segment, will have a full electric version."

      All that means is that there will be "a version" of each model that is all-electric. In NO way is this saying that "Lotus is going all-electric", i.e. not producing any more cars that have a combustion engine.
      And why would they stop when they simply buy their engines from someone else? Sure, they usually do some tuning of the exhaust and software, but I believe that's about all they do.



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      08-13-2019 08:36 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by GoFaster View Post
      Watch that wording. Quoting from the official statement, "... every Lotus, in whatever segment, will have a full electric version."

      All that means is that there will be "a version" of each model that is all-electric. In NO way is this saying that "Lotus is going all-electric", i.e. not producing any more cars that have a combustion engine.
      exactly. they'll still build gas elises.
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      08-13-2019 09:37 PM #5
      I'll just be happy if they stay in business...
      signatures are annoying, right?

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      08-13-2019 09:54 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by worth_fixing View Post
      exactly. they'll still build gas elises.
      Supercharged hybrid electric vehicles.
      Use the electric motors as a boost to the front wheels in a track or sport setting with high regenerative braking.
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      08-13-2019 10:01 PM #7
      Fix the title Uber, this is clickbait

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      08-13-2019 10:07 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by CTK View Post
      Fix the title Uber, this is clickbait
      Why?
      It says al-electric not all-electric.
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      08-14-2019 10:23 AM #9
      Cars that are rarely driven and put in storage are the worst candidates for electrification. Once support for the battery expires the car is a brick.

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      08-14-2019 11:01 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by driveareliablecar View Post
      Cars that are rarely driven and put in storage are the worst candidates for electrification. Once support for the battery expires the car is a brick.
      i tend to think this won't be an issue. with evolving battery tech, we'll have more compact, more powerful batteries. so lets say you 20 year old electric sports car needs a new battery and they don't make the li-ion battery for it anymore. you could theorhetically have someone repackage a battery pack with the new battery tech into a something that fits the car, and match the old battery's performance output, match chaeging input...

      mind you, more powerful battery = more potent cooling, and battery packs have integrated cooling jackets...maybe having to customize/upgrade battery cooling too.

      yeah nevermind. might be worse than I thought.

      yeah stick to manual gassers for fun cars.
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