British car manufacturer Lotus has unveiled its third electric model, a sleek four-door sedan named Emeya. This so-called ‘hyper GT’ shares much of its technical side with the Eletre SUV and is set to compete with the Porsche Taycan and the upcoming Polestar 5.
After Evija, Emira, and Eletre comes Emeya, the fourth model of Lotus’ renaissance thanks to Geely’s investment, and the third battery-electric model of the brand. The Emeya is a four-door sports sedan that’s supposed to be exciting to drive, thanks to its supercar-like performance.
Fast acceleration, fast charging
The technical side of the Emeya is familiar, as it shares its platform and drivetrains with the Eletre SUV – although Lotus has yet to confirm the exact specs and versions.
We know that the Emeya can hit 100 km/hour in under 2,8 seconds, with a top speed of 256 km/hour thanks to a 905 hp and 985 Nm dual-motor drivetrain.
And it’s not just quick on the road; the charging speeds are up there with the best. With a 350 kW fast charger, the Emeya recuperates 150 km of range in just five minutes, with a charge up to 80% only taking 18 minutes.
More than 600 km of range?
No word on range figures yet, but the more streamlined Lotus Emeya should outperform the Eletre SUV, which manages up to 600 km thanks to a 102 kWh battery pack.
To optimize aerodynamic drag and downforce, the Emeya has active aero in the grille, the rear spoiler, and the diffusor. Depending on the drive mode, the car can balance between optimal airflow and up to 215 kg of downforce.
On the inside, things look pretty similar to the Eletre as well. There’s space for four or five people, a large central display with an additional passenger display in the front, while the driver gets an augmented reality (AR) head-up display. Some of the upholstery comes from recycled fashion industry fabrics.
The Lotus Emeya is set to enter production in 2024, but customers can already reserve an example for €1 000. Pricing and equipment levels will be confirmed closer to the launch date.