Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid driven @greencarguide
The Evora 414E project is currently at the end of stage 2. During the next phase Lotus is looking at a number of further innovations, one of which is a simulated gearshift. Most electric cars are very similar to drive. Compared to the variations that you can achieve by combining different petrol and diesel engines with manual and automatic transmissions, it’s difficult to inject such different personality using just an electric motor with a single-speed transmission. A ‘virtual’ gearshift will provide keen drivers with the ability to interact with the car and hold it in a lower gear through corners.