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.
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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.
lotus Stories August 31, 2021
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.
lotus Stories January 15, 2021
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.
lotus Stories October 16, 2020
Lotus is today unveiling new working prototypes of its upcoming $2 million all-electric Evija hypercar, and it brought the prototypes to the racetrack.
lotus Stories June 16, 2020
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 Stories July 16, 2019
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).
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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 Stories April 16, 2019
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. expand full story
lotus Stories December 10, 2018
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. expand full story
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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. expand full story