, /PRNewswire/ — Introducing the all-new and all-electric Lotus Eletre, a hitting and progressive Hyper-SUV and the showtime of a new brood of pure electric SUVs. With the globe premiere of this automobile, the ongoing transformation of Lotus – from a Uk sports motorcar company to a truly global performance car business and brand – has reached its most significant milestone nevertheless.
The Eletre takes the core principles and Lotus Deoxyribonucleic acid from over 70 years of sports car design and technology, evolving them into a desirable all-new lifestyle machine for the adjacent-generation of Lotus customers.
The visitor’s famed expertise in ride and treatment, steering and optimised aerodynamics have been carefully and respectfully evolved. The Eletre takes the middle and soul of the latest Lotus sports car – Emira – and the revolutionary aero performance of the all-electrical Evija hypercar, reinterpreting them as a Hyper-SUV.
The Eletre is a globally relevant product, a shining halo of sustainable mobility for a worldwide audition. Embodying emotion, intelligence and prestige, it extends the attain of the Lotus proper name, badge and renowned commuter engagement to new audiences.
A bold new dimension to the Lotus performance car portfolio, the Eletre delivers a significant number of firsts for Lotus – the first v-door product auto, the first model outside sports car segments, the starting time lifestyle EV, the most ‘connected’ Lotus ever. And yet it remains a true Lotus, a beautiful car ‘carved by air’, packed with pioneering technology, genuine sporting functioning and simplicity of purpose, designed and adult by a passionate, global squad. The Lotus Eletre is alive with character and personality.
The Eletre is 4WD, has a battery capacity that’s over 100kWh and with power from 600hp. Based on an 800V system, a 350kW charger will evangelize a 400km range in just 20 minutes. The car’s target maximum WLTP driving range is c.600km.
Matt Windle, Managing Director, Lotus Cars, commented: “The Eletre is a bold and revolutionary new car, delivering on our commitment to move Lotus into completely new automotive segments as we widen our global appeal and accessibility. This is a momentous point in our history and a articulate indicate of our ongoing desire to transform our business. It is a true Lotus, and we’re confident information technology will delight functioning car customers and offer a distinct alternative to the segment’south established players. The Eletre has the soul of a Lotus and the usability of an SUV.”
Qingfeng Feng, CEO, Group Lotus, added: “The Eletre, our Hyper-SUV, is a new performance motorcar from an iconic performance motorcar make and it will appeal to those who love the thrill of driving. It is a unique combination of beautiful design, infrequent dynamic performance and everyday usability. The Eletre marks a turning point for our business and make.
“The Eletre is a compelling alternative for those who desire a true driver’southward automobile but whose lifestyle demands something more applied than a traditional sports car. And it’south only the start for Lotus – there is much more to come.”
The Eletre is the start in a new range of premium lifestyle performance electrical vehicles to be built at an all-new state-of-the-art product facility in
Wuhan, Mainland china. The auto has been ‘Built-in British, Raised Globally’, with design led by the UK, supported by teams in
Germany. The design has been led by an international team based at the Lotus Tech Creative Eye in
Peter Horbury, Senior VP, Executive Advisor, Design, Lotus, commented: “The Eletre is a rare creative opportunity in operation car design – the risk to kickoff with a blank sheet of paper. The issue is a ‘Hyper-SUV’ that is genuinely different to what’s on the market; the Eletre signals the beginning of a new era of pure electric SUVs.”
The Eletre is built on Lotus’ all-new and highly versatile Electric Premium Architecture. The low-to-the-ground blueprint means outstanding handling, and the EPA can easily accommodate to accommodate various battery sizes, motors, component layouts and intelligent driving technologies.
The platform will be the basis for an all-new range of premium lifestyle operation electric vehicles from Lotus.
The Lotus Eletre is on sale now across global markets, with first deliveries in 2023. For more information visit
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Originally posted 2022-03-30 07:11:34.