The Emeya, the newest all-electric vehicle from Lotus Cars, was recently unveiled at a gathering in New York City. As Lotus’ second battery-electric vehicle (BEV) and first 4-door hyper-GT, this hyper GT is noteworthy. The Emeya has some amazing attributes, such as a 0-100km/h acceleration time of less than 2.8 seconds. Geely currently owns British automaker Lotus Cars, which supports BEV production in China at a recently built $1.2 billion factory. The key revelation that Lotus would switch entirely to electric automobiles came in 2021. They disclosed a strategy to launch a new model every year through 2026.
It doesn’t take much effort to spot the similarities between the new Lotus Emeya and the Eletre SUV. In actuality, it resembles an Eletre that has been compressed in a hydraulic press.
Although this saloon features two sets of tiny LED headlights on each side, they are identical in design to their taller sibling. The car appears more muscular thanks to the creases on the bonnet, which are emphasised by the large grille and gloss black trim.
Continued comparisons may reveal traces of the Bugatti Chiron in the rear end. The multi-million pound hypercar comes to mind because of the huge oval form at the back with the slim LED tail lights set back into the air vents.
It uses the same dual-motor configuration as the Lotus Eletre R, producing 905 horsepower and 985 pound-feet of torque. Although a lot, the Tesla’s three motors and 1,020 horsepower aren’t quite enough to frighten it. Due to the power imbalance, it accelerates from 0 to 60 mph less quickly than the Tesla, taking 2.8 seconds as opposed to the Model S’s stated 1.99 seconds. The margin may not be as large in the real world, though, because Tesla tests its 0-60 mph times using a one-foot rollout, a method that might make the time appear significantly quicker.
The Emeya is equipped with the same enormous 102kWh battery as the Eletre. All that power would be useless if you had to constantly stop to recharge it. Although Lotus has not yet provided an official range estimate, it has stated that it is “expected to be broadly similar to the Eletre”. It makes sense to compare the range to the Eletre R since both vehicles have the same powertrain configuration.
Although it has a range of up to 304 miles, this Emeya will be more aerodynamic and perhaps lighter as well. Be prepared to see a number of about 320 miles.
Launch and Price
The manufacture of the new Lotus Emeya is expected to begin in 2024. Hence by the end of the following year, automobiles should start showing up on driveways in the UK.
Although a pricing has not yet been announced, you may anticipate that it will be priced similarly to the Eletre. Around £90,000 seems like a reasonable estimate.