The Lotus Eletre is a hyper-SUV that is powered by a 100kW battery. It has a range of over 400 miles on a single charge and can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds. It was just presented by Lotus, which is moving towards its future as an all-electric car manufacturer with the debut of its latest vehicle, the Eletre.
Previously known by its codename, Type 132, the Eletre is the first of three new Lotus lifestyle electric cars that will be launched throughout the next four years. Its design language was influenced by the Lotus Evija, which was the world’s first British electric hypercar.
The Eletre is a 4WD Hyper-SUV that reinterprets characteristics of the contemporary Lotus sports car, the Emira, as well as the aerodynamic performance of the all-electric Evija hypercar. Both of these automobiles are designed by Lotus.
The Eletre was created utilizing the brand-new Electric Premium Architecture pioneered by Lotus (EPA) (EPA). The low-to-the-ground design is aimed to improve the car’s handling, and the EPA may quickly adjust to fit C+ to E+ vehicle class battery sizes, motors, component layouts, and intelligent driving systems.
Lotus Eletre : Powerful Performance
The specialized 800V architecture for electric cars, also has an integrated high-voltage power distribution system. In order to attain the maximum possible level of structural rigidity, this architecture makes use of aluminum and high-tensile steel. The battery pack and electric motors are positioned low to the ground in a “skateboard-style” layout, which helps provide a low center of gravity and delivers on the core promise of Lotus, which is to give a great dynamic performance.
With the battery pack’s high energy density, the vehicle’s total performance and driving range are maximized to the fullest possible degree. There are two electric motors, one that powers the front wheels and another that drives the back wheels of the vehicle. A three-in-one electric drive system is an efficient design that merges each motor with a controller and reducer. This results in a gadget that is both smaller and lighter than typical electric drive systems.
In under twenty minutes, a 350-kilowatt charger may add 400 kilometers (or 248 miles) to a vehicle’s range. The WLTP intended maximum driving range for the car is roughly 600 kilometers (373 miles) (373 miles). It also comes with the potential to handle 22kW AC charging as a standard feature, which, when available, reduces the amount of time spent plugged in.
The Eletre makes substantial use of carbon fiber and aluminum throughout, both of which contribute to the vehicle’s overall decrease in weight. Meanwhile, the cabin contains highly long-lasting man-made materials as well as eco-friendly lightweight wool mixtures.
“The Eletre is a brave and pioneering new automobile,” stated Matt Windle, managing director of Lotus Cars. “It delivers on our objective to bring Lotus into entire new automotive sectors as we extend our international appeal and accessibility,” Windle added.
This is a major milestone in our history and a loud proof of our ongoing determination to dramatically transform the fabric of our firm. Because it is an original Lotus, we are certain that it will appeal to purchasers of performance automobiles and give a unique alternative to the industry’s leading rivals in its market class. The Eletre was supposed to be as practical as an SUV while keeping the essence of a Lotus.
Later on in this year, the car will be constructed at a brand-new and extremely technologically advanced facility that will be located in China.