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Lotus worked with Britishvolt to build the first electric car

Lotus has partnered with British volt, a pioneering battery maker in the UK, to build the first electric vehicle in 2026.

  • Norfolk carmakers are partnering with British Bolt, the brand behind the large new Gigafactory in the northeast.
  • The battery is specially tuned for Lotus’ first EV, called the Type 135.
  • New sketch reveals iconic Lotus Esprit-like design


Lotus, a British sports car company, has signed a contract with a pioneering battery maker in the UK to build the first electric vehicle in the UK.

Britishvolt, which has established the Gigafactory in Northumberland, designs and adjusts the batteries used in the Norfolk brand’s debut electrical performance model, which will be available in 2026.

The two-seater sports car, now called Type 135, is teased with a new sketch that suggests a design reminiscent of the legendary 70’s esprit famous for appearing in The Spy Who Loved Me. It has been.

The two-seater sports car, now called the Type 135, is teased with new sketches that suggest a design reminiscent of the legendary 70’s esprit.

The drawings are looking for a lower electric car design with a prominent front wing and flat rear panel and tip wing-its iconic that is lovingly remembered for being turned into a submarine by Bond. It’s like a sports car.

The new collaboration with British Bolt represents a direct and localized development of batteries for the next electric sports car family of Norfolk carmakers.

This partnership is the latest in a series of recent EV-related announcements that have boosted the UK automotive industry.

Bentley has promised to invest £ 2.5 billion in Crew’s factory this week to make it a “dream factory” for making high-end electric models.

And a few days after Britishvolt got £ 100m and another £ 1.7bn in government funding. The Northumberland plant was established by the major companies Abbrdn and Tritax.

Nissan has also made a great commitment to its own factory in Sunderland and has its own battery production Gigafactory linked to the car production site.

Battery Contract: Britishvolt, the founder of Gigafactory in Northumberland, designs and adjusts the batteries used in Lotus' first electric vehicle.

Battery Contract: Britishvolt, the founder of Gigafactory in Northumberland, designs and adjusts the batteries used in Lotus’ first electric vehicle.

Lotus, which previously had its own F1 team, is owned by Geely of China and Etica Automotive, a conglomerate of Malaysia.

However, it is based in Hetel, Norfolk and has a 2.2 mile test track.

Automakers are competing to make alternatives to electric vehicles for gasoline and diesel vehicles that will be outlawed in the UK in 2030.

British Bolt is building a £ 3.8 billion Gigafactory, producing enough cells each year for more than 300,000 electric vehicle battery packs.

Scheduled to open in 2024, it will be the fourth largest building in the UK.

Oliver Jones, Chief Commercial Officer of British Bolt, said the agreement “shows that traditional all-purpose cell strategies are no longer valid in the rapidly expanding electric vehicle market.”

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Lotus worked with Britishvolt to build the first electric car

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