ACD September 15, 2021
Lotus is serious about electric cars and they have already announced details of their next four eletrified models.
We already knew that the future of lotus was electric, as the British brand had announced that the next Lotus Emira, which will be launched in 2022, was going to be its last launch with a combustion engine.
Now the company has released some more details about the four fully electric models that will follow the hypercar Lotus Evija EV, the first electric car of the automobile.
The future range of electric vehicles from Lotus will include two new SUVs, a coupe-sedan (a low-roof four-door) and the new electric sports car of which the company has already dropped details.
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All of them are developing under what is described as the Vision80 plan, which aims to end before Lotus 80th anniversary in 2028. To accelerate its move to electrification, Lotus will also create a new subsidiary, called Lotus Technology, which will be based in Wuhan (China) and will be launched in 2024. It will work on future models and will also have the investment of Li Bin, founder of the Chinese automaker Nio.
The first SUV of the brand one of the most anticipated models of Lotus. Based on a new family of vehicle architectures allowing wheelbases of 2,889mm to 3,100mm, the company claims that its long-awaited first SUV It will be an E-segment competitor, that is, a large luxury SUV and sports performance, in the style of the BMW X7.
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Lotus claims that its battery power will range from 92 to 120 kWh and that it would be designed to work with the 800-volt electric vehicle high-speed charging system. Although not much data has been confirmed, Lotus has suggested that it will be able to do the 0 to 100 km / h in less than 3 seconds.
The SUV, still unnamed, will be assembled in a new factory in China It will open later this year and will be capable of producing 150,000 cars a year.
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