Lotus Cars CEO Phil Popham has been speaking to press regarding the current situation with COVID-19 and offering Lotus expertise to help out the government where possible.
“We have made an offer to government,” he said. “I was just on the phone to the councils today making that offer. We can work up quite quickly with engineering drawings and support and we have offered services in principle.”
Regarding the Lotus business he said: “Everything we are doing is to protect our long term plan. Our shareholders have been incredibly supportive. They are providing a lot of funds for our future programmes and continue to invest in our business.
“There will be some delays in finishing the facilities under construction at Hethel but our strategy is to protect and preserve, we are doing everything we can do to keep employees safe and ensure we can accelerate our start up when we return.”