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Lotus opens new hypercar factory at Hethel base in Norfolk

February 20, 2020 / DANIEL BRIGHTMORE
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Lotus will build the Evija all-electric hypercar at a new manufacturing facility in Norfolk being readied for final prototype production. Series production and first customer deliveries of the all-electric two-seater will begin in the summer. The hall is situated at the brand’s historic home of Hethel, in Norfolk, UK. It has been built trackside, next to Lotus’ storied 2.2-mile circuit which has hosted testing and shake-down sessions with many Formula 1 legends such as Ayrton Senna, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jim Clark and others. The result is a versatile and inspiring workspace that will see Lotus hand-build up to 130 examples of the Evija. The first year’s production allocation is already designated to customers around the world. Phil Popham, CEO, Lotus Cars, commented: This is now the newest car production facility in the world, and to witness it move from the drawing board to reality has been deeply satisfying. It’s testament to the commitment of all involved, and...