New advanced technology centre for Lotus

18 August 2020

Lotus is to create a dedicated and specialist advanced technology centre, which will also be home to a new headquarters for the company’s engineering consultancy, on the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus.

The new facility is being established in partnership with WMG at the University of Warwick.  WMG provides collaboration between academic research, teaching, training, and industry. 

Initially, 130 engineers will move into the facility, complementing the 500-strong engineering team at the home of Lotus Cars in Hethel, Norfolk. 

Commenting on the announcement, Matt Windle, executive director, Engineering, at Lotus Cars, said: “This is a big step forward for Lotus and our engineering consultancy.  Our team and specialist skills have grown significantly in the last two years as renewed impetus has been put in to the business with new shareholders and management.  The all-electric Evija hypercar is the first new Lotus Cars product for us to deliver, with significant focus on this at Wellesbourne as we complete the project and continue to advance its technologies for our future programmes.”

Phil Popham, CEO, Lotus Cars, added: “Our engineering and R&D strategy around advanced propulsion systems is lock-in-step with the Government’s vision and broader global ambitions for a low-carbon automotive future.  We look forward to working in collaboration with Government and with our new campus neighbours on this future.”

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