Caterham’s EV plans reportedly name for electrical Seven, new roadster


With each the European Union and the United Kingdom set to ban internal-combustion engines subsequent decade, Caterham, like most automakers that primarily function in these areas, is getting ready for an EV future.

That future, in accordance with Autocar, which not too long ago spoke with Caterham CEO Bob Laishley, will embrace an electrical model of the long-lasting Seven monitor automobile, plus a extra mainstream open-top sports activities automobile.

The brand new sports activities automobile is reportedly the need of Kazuho Takahashi, a former racing driver whose car distribution firm in Japan, VT Holdings, acquired Caterham in 2021.

In his interview with Autocar, Laishley described the sports activities automobile as being “prettier and extra fashionable” than the Seven, however with the identical kind of metal space-frame development. He additionally stated the automobile would keep on with Caterham’s qualities of lightness and ease, stating that the physique could be both aluminum or carbon fiber.

Caterham got here shut to launching a mainstream sports activities automobile final decade. It was growing its personal sports activities automobile alongside the mid-engine Alpine A110, although finally pulled the plug on the challenge in 2014.

Autocar predicts the brand new electrical sports activities automobile might arrive round 2026.

The electrical Seven would arrive a lot later. In his interview with Autocar, Laishley stated nobody has requested for an electrical Seven, and that present EV expertise was nonetheless too heavy for a automobile just like the Seven.


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