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Lotus-led partnership wins government funding for electric vehicle battery venture

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An engineering partnership led by Lotus, based at Hethel near Norwich, has won government support and funding to develop so-called 'next-generation' battery electric vehicle architecture. The partnership, Project LEVA, will use UK-based engineering and digital manufacturing expertise and create a showcase for pioneering new battery electric vehicle chassis and powertrain concepts.

Matt Windle, executive director of engineering at Lotus, said: “This is great news for our industry and its transition to electrification. As a collaboration between Lotus, Sarginsons Industries and Brunel University London there is a wealth of talent involved, and we are excited to have already begun the project work. Following the launch of the Lotus Evija, our all-electric 2,000 PS hypercar, this project is a key building block in our vision to deliver a full range of electrified Lotus performance cars...Funding of this nature is critical to stimulate the automotive industry and supply chain as both continue to adjust to a rapidly changing landscape.”

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