Julian Thomson: “I’ve always wanted to redo the Elise”


Prior to joining GM, Julian Thomson worked with Callum and Nyobolt to revisit the Elise as an EV. The result is the Nybolt concept sportscar. CDN spoke to Thomson about the project 

The Nyobolt concept was a chance to revisit unfinished business for Julian Thomson. Designed in his post-JLR period just before Thomson signed up as design director for GM’s European Advanced Desgin studio in the UK, the car was a chance to revisit the Lotus Elise – one of Thomson signature cars. Created in collaboration with Callum and battery technology company Nybolt, the concept showcases Nyobolt’s advanced battery technology. 

Capable of charging from 0-100% in just six minutes, Nyobolt aims to disrupt the EV market by offering a solution that offers comparable convenience to refuelling a car with petrol or diesel. 

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