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Lotus reveals electric sports car ‘blueprint’

The company says the vehicle architecture is fully adaptable to provide a platform for a range of EVs with variable layouts.

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Lotus recently premiered its new lightweight chassis technology for electric sports cars. The company says the new structure has been developed through “Project LEVA” (Lightweight Electric Vehicle Architecture), announced last October by Lotus. Project LEVA is a research program focused on developing new lightweight structures for next-generation battery electric vehicles.

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Lotus says the rear subframe is 37% lighter than it is on the Lotus Emira V6. The Project LEVA lightweight chassis technology was shown off at the Low Carbon Vehicle event staged by Cenex, the UK’s Low Carbon and Fuel Cells Centre of Excellence Sept. 22 and 23.

The company says the vehicle architecture is fully adaptable to provide a platform for a range of EVs with variable layouts, wheelbase lengths, battery sizes and configurations.

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