The UK-based sports car maker, Lotus Cars has officially unveiled the details of its long-teased “Type 132” electric SUV.
Today, the brand announced that the EV will be called the Eletre (pronounced “El-etra”) – calling it “the world’s first hyper-SUV.”
In April of 2021, the UK automaker shared plans to produce electric vehicles only by 2028, including a deadline to deliver four bespoke EVs starting in 2022:
- 2022 – Debut an E-segment SUV codenamed Type 132
- 2023 – Launch an E-segment four-door coupe, Type 133
- 2025 – Follow with the Type 134, a new D-segment SUV
- 2026 – Launch an all-new electric sports car, Type 135
Lotus Eletre Performance: Battery pack, Range, and Top Speed
|Range||600 km (373 miles)|
|Top Speed||260 km/h|
|Acceleration||0-100 km/h in 3 Sec.|
|Battery Pack||> 100 kWh|
According to the Company, the Eletre will be a four-wheel drive and is built on a new 800V dedicated electric architecture that includes a battery pack of over 100 kWh. The result is 600 hp, a top speed of 260 km/h (161 mph), and 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in under three seconds.
The Eletre’s “target maximum” WLTP range is currently 600 km (373 mi), although you can expect the EPA range to be less than that. In terms of charging capabilities, the new Lotus Electric SUV can cover a range of 400 km (248 mi) in 20 minutes with a 350 kW charger and accept 22kW AC charging as standard where available.
Lotus Eletre Electric Car: Highlights
- Carved by air: unique Lotus design ‘porosity’ means air flows through the vehicle for improved aerodynamics, speed, range, and overall efficiency
- Power outputs starting at 600hp
- 350kW charge time of just 20 minutes for 400km (248 miles) of driving, accepts 22kW AC charging
- Target driving range of c.600km (c.373 miles) on a full charge
- Eletre joins exclusive ‘The Two-Second Club’ – capable of 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in less than three seconds
- Most advanced active aerodynamics package on any production SUV
- World-first deployable LIDAR technology in a production car to support intelligent driving technologies
Electric Sport SUV Eletre- Images