New lightweight three-cylinder engine is designed specifically for range-extender EVs
1 March 2011

Lotus Engineering has launched a supercharged version of its Range Extender engine designed specifically for hybrid and electric vehicles at the Geneva show.

The 67bhp 1.3-litre, three-cylinder unit weighs just 58kg. A concept version was used in Jaguar’s Limo Green development car and Lotus has worked with Spanish powertrain specialist Fagor Ederlan to develop it for series production.

The engine is on show in Geneva in a cutaway of Lotus’s Evora 414Evolution concept, which also shows Lotus’s full series hybrid drivetrain.

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