Thursday 1 June 2023

Caterham Cars is giving its retro Seven the electric treatment


British automaker Caterham Cars is well known for its Caterham Seven sports car, which is closely based on the classic Lotus Seven. Now, however – in a not-so-traditional twist – the company has announced its plan to make an experimental electric version of the car.

Officially called the Caterham EV Seven, the concept vehicle is being created in partnership with UK electric mobility company Swindon Powertrain.

Plans call for it to be unveiled this July at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it will compete in the Goodwood Hill Climb. Two variations of the vehicle, built specifically for track testing, will make appearances at subsequent events.

The main version of the sub-700-kg (1,543-lb) EV Seven will feature a custom Swindon HPDE E Axle electric motor, powered by a 52-kWh immersion-cooled lithium battery pack. No figures have been provided on charging time or range.

The Caterham EV Seven will measure 3,350 mm long by 1,685 mm wide by 1,115 mm high (131.9 by 66.3 by 43.9 in)

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