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Lotus Emeya : light is right ?

Lotus continues its major transformation towards electric mobility. After the Evija supercar and the Eletre SUV, here is the Emeya sedan, a new major rival to the Porsche Taycan Turbo S…

It is a manufacturer that we spontaneously associate with small, light sports carsto competition cars and the pleasure of pure, unfussy motoring. Lotus, famous British brand, has made us dream in the past with its Seven, Elise, Esprit or more recently Evora. Models which all followed the “Light is right” credo of their founder Colin Chapman. Power and lightness. But times change, and so does Lotus… Since 2017, it has belonged to the Chinese automobile group Geely, which made it take a historic turn. No more thermal sports cars, make way for more rational models, and above all 100% electric. After the large and tortured SUV Eletre, the brand is today unveiling a large sedan, also electric: the Emeya.

Did you say Eletre?

At first glance, the relationship with his big brother is obvious. It’s simple, it looks like an Eletre that has been deflated and lowered. We thus find the same curved sides, the mustache shield and the luminous rear strip. Its prominent rims and black roof visually establish its posture, but it remains quite “strong”, for a sedan that should favor clear lines and light aerodynamics. More successful atmosphere on board, with a clean and bright interior which invites long journeys. There is no doubt about the one that is in his sights: the Tesla Model S Plaid!

The supercar of all superlatives

Under the hood, Lotus has equipped it for its most powerful version with two electric motors that combine 905 horsepower. 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in 2.8 seconds, and the maximum speed is limited to 256 km/h. This time, it’s rather the Porsche Taycan Turbo S which is targeted! It is equipped with a front vent and a rear spoiler which both evolve electronically to improve aerodynamics. Finally, its 100 kWh battery allows it to last for 600 kilometers on a single charge. Thanks to its 800V architecture, it offers a record charging time: 150 kilometers recovered in just 5 minutes, with a peak charge of 350 kW! She will produced in Wuhan, China alongside the Eletre, at roughly equivalent prices, i.e. around €98,000. That’s €100,000 less than an equivalent Porsche Taycan Turbo S, that’s going to hurt…

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