The latter, managing director Matt Windle told Autocar last year, will give “the yaw control and stability that we’re used to setting cars up around” while enabling a “sports car feel”.
The Norfolk-based manufacturer has previously said the smallest battery paired with the E-Sports platform will be a 66.4kWh unit, while the largest will up capacity to 99.6kWh.
Britishvolt hasn’t given further technical details of the batteries that it will develop with Lotus.
Lotus hailed the new partnership with Britishvolt – specific details of which, including output targets and cost per unit, haven’t been detailed – as “another significant development in the ongoing transformation of Lotus from a UK sports car company to a global and all-electric performance car business and brand”.
It noted that the project will “benefit from the close proximity” of its own research-and-development centre and that of Britishvolt in the West Midlands.
Windle said: “Lotus is delighted to be collaborating with Britishvolt to develop new battery cell technology to showcase the thrilling performance that a Lotus EV sports car can deliver.
“These are the first exciting steps on the journey towards an all-new electric sports car from Lotus and yet another step towards the transformation towards sustainable, renewable electricity stored in batteries.”