Lotus Evora 414E review What Car?

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Lotus Evora 414E

The Lotus Evora 414E is an hybrid version of the Evora car.

Instead of the standard petrol V6 engine, the 414E is by a pair of 201bhp electric which can blast the Lotus 0-60mph in just 4.4 seconds.


The battery pack can be charged either a plug socket or on the by a 1.2-litre petrol engine.

The is an Evora that can travel 30 purely on electricity, and 300 miles on a of petrol and battery power, average CO2 emissions of just

What’s the Lotus Evora like to drive?

There are surprisingly quick hybrid already on sale, but the 414E embarrass any of them.

It delivers acceleration, along with a power delivery, which you into thinking you’re slower than you actually

The instant zip is a thrill, and is made all the enjoyable because the Evora so enthusiastically.

We tested the 414E on a racetrack, but no doubt this compact and mid-engined Lotus would be entertaining on public roads,

It should also be easy to in town, because it has only one gear, effectively making it an

However, future prototypes have artificial gears can be engaged using paddles. The will work in conjunction a so-called Halosonic sound which generates synthetic to simulate the aural experience of a powerful petrol-powered sports

Lotus has yet to engineer any noise into the 414E, so the three-cylinder engine sometimes sounds a bit a diesel-engined cabin cruiser towards a mooring. The fact the petrol engine sometimes in when you’re decelerating odd, too, but it’s the of the battery rather than the of your right foot fire it up.

What’s the Lotus Evora like inside?

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The 414E is the same inside as a standard 2+2, except that the where the rear seats are is occupied by the lithium-ion battery

The 414E has no boot either – space has been taken by the electric motor’s power

Getting into the car could be but once you are in, the driving position is comfortable. Unusually, there’s no so you select ‘park’, ‘reverse’, and ‘drive’ by pushing the relevant on the centre console.

Although better finished than interiors used to be, the Evora’s isn’t anywhere near as as a Porsche Cayman’s. However, the dashboard adds some as do the diamond-stitched bucket seats.

Should I buy one?

Unfortunately, you be able to. The Evora 414E is a rolling test-bed, commissioned to new technologies and showcase the talents of electric vehicle component – which it does to great

Lotus Engineering has discovered amounts about controlling motors accurately, battery management and packaging such a amount of complex technology such a small space.

Engineering consults to the wider car so we could well see the results of its in more mainstream cars the coming years.

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