Last year, Lotus has committed to seriously work on the electric car market. Consequently, the British manufacturer had to start discontinuing products that still use conventional engines.
According Drive on Saturday (25/12), now Lotus has officially discontinued its three flagship products. The three products are Lotus Elise, Exige and Evora.
That is, the three products have closed their age after being active for 26 years. During this period, Lotus Elise, Exige and Evora have sold 51,000 units.
The last three units of each product have also been prepared for a place in Lotus’s museum. That way, the services of the three products will be remembered forever considering that half of Lotus’ total sales come from Lotus Elise, Exige and Evora.
Lotus CEO, Phil Phopam said, Lotus will be much more focused on presenting EV vehicles. “All of our future products are vehicles in the EV format,” said Phil.
He also emphasized, Lotus is more interested in directly playing on full-electric products and not hybrids. Given, hybrid cars usually come with a fairly heavy weight.
“In sports car products, of course the weight of the vehicle is one of the things that must be considered. Therefore, we are more interested in directly jumping on an EV vehicle so that it can provide the best performance in a relatively light weight,” he said.