Lotus debuts Eletre as 'world's first electric Hyper-SUV'

Lotus debuts Eletre as ‘world’s first electric Hyper-SUV’

Lotus has debuted the all-new and all-electric Lotus Eletre, which the company calls a “Hyper-SUV” and says is the first of a “new breed of pure electric SUVs.” The Eletre takes the core principles and Lotus DNA from over 70 years of sports car design and engineering, evolving them into a desirable all-new lifestyle car for the next generation of Lotus customers, the company says.

The Eletre delivers a significant number of firsts for Lotus – the first five-door production car, the first model outside sports car segments, the first lifestyle EV and the most “connected” Lotus ever, the company says. The Eletre is 4WD, has a battery capacity that’s over 100kWh and has 600 HP. Based on an 800V system, a 350kW charger will deliver a 400km (approx 249 miles) of range in 20 minutes.

The Eletre is the first in a new range of lifestyle performance electric vehicles to be built at an all-new production facility in Wuhan, China. The Eletre is built on Lotus’s Electric Premium Architecture. The low-to-the-ground design means outstanding handling, and the EPA can easily adapt to accommodate various battery sizes, motors, component layouts and intelligent driving technologies, the company says.

The platform will be the basis for an all-new range of premium lifestyle performance electric vehicles from Lotus.

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