Lotus opens pre-orders with a 5,000 yuan ($746) deposit for the British manufacturer’s first all-electric model
The Lotus Eletre is manufactured using the Electric Premium Architecture (EPA), the industry-leading 800V platform for electric vehicles by Lotus.
The Lotus Eletre measures 5,103 mm in length, 2,019 mm in width and 1,630 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 3,019 mm. It uses twin permanent magnet synchronous motors with a combined maximum power of 675 kW (905 hp). The Eletre can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.95 seconds.
The battery used has a battery capacity of more than 100 kWh and a WLTP range of 600 km. The advantages of the 800V architecture allow the Eletre to cover a distance of 120 km in just five minutes on a charge. For charging from 10 percent to 80 percent in 20 minutes when using the 420-kW supercharger.
Lotus said it will expand its marketing and service network in 10 countries this year, including China, the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Norway.
The company will open about 50 sales and service stores in about 20 cities in China, covering core cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Wuhan and Chengdu, and build its own high-end fast charging station.