Pronounced ev-eye-a, the British hypercar’s name means the ‘the living one’ or the ‘first in existence’.
Lotus has confirmed its upcoming ‘Type 130’ electric hypercar will be called Evija, designed to signify the car’s mould-breaking nature for the British brand.
Pronounced ev-eye-a, the name means ‘the living one’ or ‘first in existence’ in keeping with the fact it’s the first electric Lotus, and the brand’s first ‘hypercar’.
“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,” said Phil Popham, Lotus Cars CEO.
“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.”
Lotus will use this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed to tease the car with a ‘light show’ previewing some of its exterior details.