Lotus Eletre: 600 horses, 0 to 60 under 3s

Mar 30, 2022 - 19:58
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Lotus Eletre: 600 horses, 0 to 60 under 3s

You will most likely be disappointed if you promised to provide a design as well as entire technical information since the big introduction of the Lotus Eletre pure electric SUV. The carmaker showed us the innovation without any camouflage, although many details regarding the drive remain hazy.

But let's take it one step at a time. Although it may not appear in the official images, the Eletre is a substantial vehicle. The new electric vehicle measures 5103 mm in length, 2135 mm in width (with cameras for digital rear-view mirrors), and 1630 mm in height. The wheelbase measures 3019 millimeters. If we were to compare the uniqueness to contemporary automotive production, the Lambo Urus is most likely the most available.

Eletre is the first company to acquire the brand new Electric Premium Architecture (EPA) platform. The same technical foundation can be utilized for cars of various sizes, as well as the placement of electric motors, batteries, and other components. This will be useful for the company, as it plans to debut three more electric vehicles by 2025. Lotus makes no secret of the fact that China and the United States are the key consumers of large SUVs.

As previously stated, the technological parameters appear good, although they are not very specific. Lotus claims at least 600 horsepower and a battery capacity of more than 100 kWh. The car must accelerate from zero to one hundred in less than three seconds and maintain a top speed of 260 km/h. And what about the range? According to the WLTP methodology, the vehicle can travel up to 600 kilometers on a single charge. However, we will have to wait a little longer for the final figures.

The characteristic mask with a wide smile, which is unusual for electric vehicles, is very intriguing. We also observe thin headlamps (high beams are neatly buried in the design), and Lotus emphasizes the use of ambient air and increased aerodynamics, which contribute to lower resistance and greater range. Despite the fact that we are looking at a practically serial car, the authors confess that the lighted door handles will not be produced. They will, however, remain recessed, as will the 23-inch (!) wheels displayed. Anyone who you believe would be too much can opt for the basic twenty-two.

Modern technology has not been immune. Eletre has a self-driving fourth-level ride, which is currently only legal in China. As previously stated, digital rear-view mirrors are also available as an option to the traditional. On the instrument panel, a camera monitors the driver. Their brightness is reduced to 50% until they glance at the replacement mirror displays so that the illumination does not interfere needlessly. However, be aware that there are physical buttons for adjusting the temperature. An intriguing blend of future and classics. "We attempted to make a name for ourselves in terms of quality interior design and technology." "For example, a car can assess your body temperature," adds Lotus CEO Ben Payne.