Lotus Going Electric with First All-New Production Car Since 2008

Lotus cars seldom make headlines, but this latest news is a very big one: the brand has confirmed the upcoming launch of its first all-new production car since 2008.

A teaser for the Type 130 hypercar, including the picture above and the short video below, was revealed at Auto Shanghai 2019 earlier this week. Lotus said it’s now entering advanced stages of development.

In keeping with the times, the Type 130 will be fully electric, marking a first in the 71-year history of the British company that’s now partly owned by Chinese automaker Geely. And by calling it a hypercar, you can bet performance will be phenomenal.

“Type 130 will be the most dynamically accomplished Lotus in our history,” said Lotus CEO Phil Popham. “It marks a turning point for our brand and is a showcase of what we are capable of and what is to come from Lotus.”

Promising a technical tour de force, the all-new car will be revealed in London later in 2019.

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