In a way, the circle is now closed. Thirteen years ago, Tesla began producing the electric car Tesla Roadster, which was based on the chassis of the Lotus Ellis. It’s time to invest more in lotus electric cars.
Today, we learn about four new electric cars from the British carmaker Lotus, of which Jelly is now the largest. The first electric car will arrive before 2022. Production will take place at a new factory in Wuhan, China. Submitted by the factory before the end of this year.
The quartet’s first electric car is a mid – size SUV that will challenge the Tesla Model X and Audi e – tron. Next year follows a mid-size four-door coupe that will challenge premium cars in the sedan class.
A little further on, in 2025, an SUV model will be smaller than the original, which will almost resemble a Tesla model Y-sized electric car. The fourth car in the investment is the electric sports car coming in 2026.
Electric cars will be developed on a new site called Lotus Premium. They use batteries ranging from 92 to 120 kWh and have an architecture with a capacity of 800 volts more. The platform can deliver real power and for more sporty models it should go within 0-100 km / h in three seconds.
– This is an important day in the lotus business and brand change. Lotus technology will accelerate innovation, which has always been at the center of the business, says Feng Kingfeng, CEO of the Lotus Group.
Together, the team in China and the UK will strengthen our journey towards an expanded, intelligent and electric future, fulfilling the ambitions and expectations that the Lotus brand has stood for for 73 years, Feng concludes.
Electric super sports car from before
The super sports electric car before the lotus showed the lotus avija. However, it will be built by hand 130 copies in limited edition Great Britain. Prices start at SEK 20 million. Then you get 2000 horsepower and up to 320 km / h in performance mode. 0-100 km / h takes less than 3 seconds and 0-300 km / h takes nine seconds. The new models are expected to reach significantly lower prices and significantly higher production levels.
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