Lotus confirms reveal date for Type 130 electric hypercar

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Lotus has created its first all-new vehicle in over a decade, the Type 130, and has revealed the all-electric hypercar will be unveiled in London on June 16.

The iconic British sportscar company is keeping up with current industry trends with its plans of electrification, however this particular vehicle won’t be on a mass scale as a maximum only 130 examples of the Type 130 will be built and expected to cost in excess of US$1.2m.

Following first confirmation of the project in April at the Shanghai International Auto Show details have been scant on its specs but it is expected to be all-wheel drive, produce over 1000bhp and use battery technology created in collaboration with Williams F1 Advanced Engineering.

Representing the number of Lotus ‘Types’ introduced during the brand’s 71-year history, the Type 130 is part of major investment in the brand is hoped will help propel the company into growth.

Lotus also confirms today that Type 130 will be built at Hethel in Norfolk, the brand’s headquarters since 1966, with deliveries starting from 2020.

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