Lotus British Automotive is ready to move its new sports car to Emira and the pre-production process of the Evija hyper-electric car after the company received an investment of more than £ 100 million. The company’s newest will replace Emira, Elise, Exige and Evora, who will be unveiled on July 6th. As Lotus Emira goes into pre-production, within this automotive industry, as a milestone in Lotus Vision80’s journey.
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The company has kept to the details of the Styra but will be the latest in the brand to have an internal combustion engine. As for the all-electric Evija hypercar, the production of the Prototypes has been completed and the first customer cars will be built this year.
Following a massive investment, Lotus will build two new production halls at the company’s Hethel (Norfolk) facility, which will generate more than 200 new operations. The company said the hiring is underway. The new emira production plant will have a new paint shop, frame line, automated guided vehicles (AGV) and a new main assembly hall. The paint shop will make it easier to apply robotic paint, the first for the company in more than seven decades of automobile manufacturing. The facility will be powered by renewable electricity after Lotus partnered with energy service provider Centrica.
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David Hewitt, chief operating officer, said the use of robotic technology will increase the quality of cars. “Going to partially robotic production is good for Lotus when we launch Emira. It’s all about repeatability and efficiency in driving quality. Our staff is incredibly skilled, and we help robots provide the consistency we need at the volume we need,” they said.
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