According to reports coming out of the UK, Lotus is waiting on Technology Strategy Board funding for its Evora 414E range-extending hybrid. If the company gets the funding, it will build two prototypes for testing, without it, it will only build one.
We’re not sure if Lotus will build a production version of the Evora 414E but Lotus Engineering announced earlier this year that it will collaborate with Fagor Ederlan to produce its Lotus Range Extender engine for series production with sales to other automakers.
Lotus will unveil the Evora S and the Evora Auto at the 2010 Paris Motor Show in October.
Refresher: The Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid is powered by two electric motors providing 204-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque to each rear-wheel, single speed, reduction transmission integrated into a single housing. That provides for a total of 407-hp and a torque of 590 lb-ft with a 0-62 mph time under 4 seconds. After battery power is depleted, the Lotus Range Extender engine, providing 47-hp, allows for additional miles. Overall driving range of 300 miles.
Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid:
– By: Kap Shah