Rumor: Lotus planning to sell Evora platform to other automakers

2009 Lotus Evora

Tesla has delivered 900 Elise-based Roadsters resulting in a successful collaboration between both Lotus and Tesla. According to rumors, Lotus is now eager to begin other 3rd party collaborations and this time, it is planning to share the much-acclaimed Evora platform.

A document from Lotus Engineering has popped up detailing a sales pitch of the Evora”s Versatile Vehicle Architecture (VVA) architecture. The document sells the Evora platform as an easily adaptable underpinning for various vehicle configurations including an EV.

The Lotus Evora platform is an evolution of the Versatile Vehicle Architecture (VVA) from the Lotus APX concept vehicle and allows for the development of a range of cars up to a gross weight of 1,900 kg (3,306 lbs). Lotus says that the platform is more applicable to mid-volume applications by using low investment manufacturing processes.

Lotus has plans to offer a convertible version of the Evora later next year.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: Lotus Entusiast (via MotorAuthority)