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Lotus Said to be Working on Own Electric Car

Lotus Engineering CEO Michael Kimberly tells Financial Times electric Lotus is in the works.

Published: 06-Jan-2009

HETHEL, England - British sports car maker Lotus will build a battery-powered performance car, according to a Thursday report in the Financial Times.

The technology used in the Lotus car will be similar to that in the Chevrolet Volt, with a fuel-powered range extender that works after the battery charge has depleted. The car is reportedly expected to achieve 300 to 400 miles on a single tank of gas.

The Financial Times quoted chief executive Michael Kimberley as saying: "Don't be surprised to see an electric Lotus shortly. We are working on the technologies that will go behind it."

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