Lotus will launch an electric car tomorrow. It is in the form of a larger SUV under the working name Lotus Type 132. Ahead of the premiere, Lotus revealed that the new name for the electric car would be Lotus Eletre.
Lotus has been owned by China’s Geely for a few years now and future plans reveal several fully electric models. New electric cars have been developed in the UK and China. Production will then take place at a new production facility in Wuhan, China.
The Lotus Eletrator is the largest of the four planned models. In terms of size, it was previously said that it would challenge models such as the Tesla Model X and Audi e-tron.
Lotus is said to have developed an all-new 800V platform for the new models. It’s called Lotus Premium and will use batteries between 92 and 120 kWh.
After the premiere of the Lotus Elite, Lotus will be showing off a luxury sedan next year. This will be followed by a smaller SUV in 2025. The fourth model will be sportier and debut in 2026. This will deliver real performance and Lotus previously reported data such as 0-100 km/h in less than three seconds.
This is an important day in the transformation of the Lotus business and brand. Lotus Technology will accelerate innovation, which has always been at the heart of the business, says Feng Qingfeng, CEO of Lotus Group.
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