In an attempt to expand their product line, and in keeping with earlier statements regarding Louts” desire to go green, the British carmaker announced Thursday their intentions to release two new models, both powered by a 1.2 L, 3 cylinder hybrid system generating 47 additional horsepower and extending the driving range of the car.
One model, intended to be similar to the Panamera, will be a four door hatchback, and the other will be Lotus” more standard two door coupe. The engine, called the “Omnivore“, was debuted at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year; the models, currently unnamed, will premiere at the Paris Auto Show in November.
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: Zain Haq
Source: Green Car Advisor