The Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid concept, unveiled today at the Geneva motor show, is a technology showpiece rather than previewing a production car.
Based on the Lotus Evora platform, the 414E's standard drivetrain has been removed and replaced with a plug-in series hybrid drive system.
Power for the Evora 414E is provided by a pair of electric motors – one located at each rear-wheel – with a single-speed reduction transmission allowing torque vectoring between each unit. Each motor produces 204bhp or 207bhp, which explains the 414 name.
The concept’s lithium ion batteries can be charged via a typical household plug or the car’s onboard generator – a 47bhp 1.2-litre three-cylinder Lotus Range Extender petrol engine.
Lotus claims the car hits 0-60mph in less than 4.0sec.
Lotus says the Evora 414E can travel up to 35 miles on all-electric power.
Lotus is hoping to sell this technology, and is using the Geneva motor show to showcase it to clients.