RE: 'Evija' name confirmed for Lotus EV hypercar

RE: 'Evija' name confirmed for Lotus EV hypercar

Thursday 4th July 2019

'Evija' name confirmed for Lotus EV hypercar

Type 130 project gets its production moniker - take a sneak peek at Goodwood this weekend



Given the Lotus heritage its flagship 'Type 130' hypercar, the first project worked on entirely under Geely's ownership no less, was always going to have a name beginning with 'E'. All the brand icons - Elan, Esprit, Elise, and more - use it, after all. Now we know which E name it'll be: Evija.

Meaning 'the first in existence' or 'the living one', the name is pronounced 'ev-eye-a'. Just so you know. Lotus reckons the name is appropriate because of the innovation in its history, both on the track and off it.


Lotus CEO Phil Popham said: "Evija is the perfect name for our new car because it's the first hypercar from Lotus, our first electric offering and is the first new model under the stewardship of Geely. The Evija is a Lotus like no other, yet a true Lotus in every sense. It will re-establish our brand on the global automotive stage and pave the way for further visionary models."

With the Evija set to be unveiled in full later this month in London, showgoers to this weekend's festival of speed will get an "exclusive glimpse" via a light show on the Lotus stand. That's going to be your best look yet at the outside of the Evija before the reveal.

Other than that, there are no further details for now. But with production scheduled to start next year, there's clearly plenty more to follow. Count us as one among plenty of excited parties.

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Tin Hat

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164 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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That sounds like something you would get treatment for at the local STD clinic

JulianHJ

8,278 posts

217 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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Did they draft Swizz Beatz back in to come up with that tosh?

Big GT

848 posts

47 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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Sounds like a part of the body that could become 'swollen'

sgtBerbatov

2,061 posts

36 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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Just call it Espirit and be done with it.

GranCab

2,039 posts

101 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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She will be flattered ....

https://evijavebere.bandcamp.com/

TartanPaint

1,794 posts

94 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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You orderin' one of them Ev-ee-jahs then? It would look great next your Ga-lard-o.

cookie1600

1,404 posts

116 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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I keep seeing it as Jumanji.

Bombjack

457 posts

222 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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Andy Meads

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158 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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Bombjack said:
That was my first thought too! Good luck to them, though. I’d like a Lotus at some point.

HighwayStar

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99 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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Bombjack said:
Ahhh.. nicely done. Good movie in it's day.

untakenname

2,956 posts

147 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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Thought the first pic looked like a graphics card.
Not sure what type of clientele Lotus are trying to appeal to, they lost the custom from standard wages weekend driver a few years back.

gigglebug

1,680 posts

77 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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Does anyone know what price point this is likely to come in at? It just makes it sound like that they are aiming high with this one.

Europa1

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143 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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gigglebug said:
Does anyone know what price point this is likely to come in at? It just makes it sound like that they are aiming high with this one.
I seem to recall £2m being mentioned.

I 8 a 4RE

179 posts

196 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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someone please order stickers that say ZZLE so we can stick them on the end of the name plate.

pozi

1,705 posts

142 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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A quick google of Evija brings up a Lithuanian cream to which can be be applied on wounds, burns, abrasions, frost-bitten, dry and cracked skin.

Or a site saying the name derived from the Hebrew name “ḥawwah”, which in turn was derived from the Hebrew word “chavvâh”. The latter sums up what I think of people who like to use weirdly spelt unpronounceable names.

gigglebug

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Thursday 4th July 2019
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Europa1 said:
I seem to recall £2m being mentioned.
That was what I didn't want to hear to be honest. Can they compete at that level? They are brilliant at what they do, producing cars at a certain level price wise, but at what point will it become psychological hard to pay a certain amount for a Lotus? I take that there will be models introduced between the cars they have now and this? It's a massive jump north from just over 100K straight to 2 million. Good luck to em and all and I hope that they can produce something worthy of being 2 million, and more importantly that people buy it. It should be pretty epic if they do given their track record of producing very good drivers cars.

Cold

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45 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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sgtBerbatov said:
Just call it Espirit and be done with it.
Isn't that too much like Esprit?

Dave Hedgehog

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159 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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gigglebug said:
They are brilliant at what they do, repainting the same car over and over and over and over again
fixed that

sgtBerbatov

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36 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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Cold said:
sgtBerbatov said:
Just call it Espirit and be done with it.
Isn't that too much like Esprit?
Why? Do you think Colin Chapman will sue them?

Cold

9,105 posts

45 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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sgtBerbatov said:
Cold said:
sgtBerbatov said:
Just call it Espirit and be done with it.
Isn't that too much like Esprit?
Why? Do you think Colin Chapman will sue them?
No. Do you?
It just seems a strange idea to suggest calling this new car a name so similar to another in their historical and potential future range.