Chinese automotive conglomerate Geely Group has posted its annual sales results for 2022, which accounted for more than 2.3 million vehicles sold and nearly 5% growth overall. Although not all of those sales were all-electric models, EVs accounted for nearly a third of them. Here’s how each of the Group’s EV brands performed in 2022.Expand Expanding Close
Fresh off completion of a new production facility in China this past summer, Lotus Cars has officially launched its all-electric hyper-SUV, the Eletre. Today’s announcement includes all the pertinent performance specs and pricing from Lotus, showcasing three different available versions promising speed and luxury. It looks pretty damn cool as well, so let’s get into it, shall we?Expand Expanding Close
Sport and racing car manufacturer Lotus Cars announced it has officially completed its $1.2 billion production facility in Wuhan, China where several of the company’s future BEVs will be built. The first to arrive will be the Lotus Eletre, whose first unit rolled off the assembly line as part of its development toward actual production.Expand Expanding Close
UK-based sports car manufacturer, Lotus Cars, has officially unveiled details of its long-teased “Type 132” electric SUV. Today, the brand announced the EV will be dubbed the Eletre (pronounced “El-etra”) – calling it the “world’s first hyper-SUV.” We now have a slew of new specs and features to ponder.Expand Expanding Close
Following a recent announcement to introduce a new lineup of all-electric performance cars, Lotus has shared the chassis architecture the EVs will sit upon. The rear structure on this new architecture is 37% lighter than it is on the current Emira V6 and will support a new generation of Lotus performance cars with zero emissions.Expand Expanding Close
Lotus has announced a significant update to its business. The automaker known for its sports cars is now only going electric with four new models, and two of them are electric SUVs.Expand Expanding Close
As part of its plan to restructure its various brands and become one of the leaders in electrification by 2025, Groupe Renault is teaming up with Groupe Lotus to design an all-electric successor to the mid-engine Alpine A110.Expand Expanding Close
Lotus is today unveiling new working prototypes of its upcoming $2 million all-electric Evija hypercar, and it brought the prototypes to the racetrack.Expand Expanding Close
Take note of Phil Popham’s words. The CEO of Lotus made it crystal clear this week that he believes that electric motors and batteries are the right technology for sports cars. Popham’s stance couldn’t be more different than what Ferrari executives believe: that EV technology is “not developed” enough for sports cars, much less a supercar.
Lotus unveiled its all-electric Evija hypercar today, touting it as the world’s most powerful production road car. It starts at £1.7 million ($2.1 million).
Lotus has announced the official name of its upcoming all-electric hypercar before it debuts later this month.
Lotus has dropped a date for the debut of its all-electric hypercar — the Type 130 will be revealed in London on July 16.
Lotus confirmed that it is working on what they describe as the “world’s first full electric British hypercar” and it unveiled a teaser image for the electric vehicle.
British automaker Lotus Cars is reportedly finally planning to go electric with a new $2.5 million” 1,000 hp hypercar to be unveiled in the coming months and come to market early during the next decade.
Yesterday Detroit Electric announced it finally started production on the SP:01, a Lotus Exige-based electric sport car. The company released on its Facebook page a picture (see above) of the first few cars rolling off the production line in Leamington Spa, U.K.
If an electric sport car based on a Lotus rings a bell for you, it’s probably because of the Tesla Roadster which was based on the Elise and at first also assembled by Lotus in England, although Tesla ended up repatriating most of the assembly process in U.S.