Lotus has unveiled the prices and specifications for one of the most eagerly anticipated models in its history – the award-winning Eletre Hyper-SUV. The news was delivered during Lotus Eletre: Unleash the
Future, a global broadcast watched by tens of thousands of customers and fans around the world.
The Eletre is the all-new and all-electric lifestyle model from Lotus, as it continues its transformation from
a UK sports car company to a global performance car business and brand.
It is the first of a new breed of pure electric SUVs. It takes the core principles and Lotus DNA from
almost 75 years of sports car design and engineering, evolving them into a desirable all-new lifestyle car
for the next generation of Lotus customers.
The company’s famed expertise in the fields of ride and handling, steering and optimised aerodynamics,
have been carefully and respectfully evolved. The Eletre takes the soul of the latest Lotus sports car –
the Emira – and the revolutionary aero performance of the all-electric Evija hypercar, and reinterprets
them as a Hyper-SUV.
With a world premiere in London in March this year, the Eletre is ‘Born British, Raised Globally’, a
collaboration between highly experienced and dedicated Lotus teams in the UK, Germany and China.
They include the product definition and attributes teams at Hethel, the home of Lotus since 1966; the
design teams at Lotus Tech Creative Centre (LTCC) in Coventry; the engineering teams at Lotus Tech
Innovation Centre (LTIC) in Raunheim; and the Lotus Tech engineering and manufacturing teams in
Matt Windle, Group Vice-President and Managing Director, Lotus Cars, commented: “Confirmation of the
pricing and specs of the Lotus Eletre is a key moment in the transformation of Lotus through our
Vision80 strategy. We know from media and customer feedback that they’re hugely excited by the arrival
of this car – indeed, the Eletre has already won awards as 2023’s ‘most excited to see’ new model.
Customer deliveries start during the first half of next year.”
He added: “The launch of the Eletre is the natural next step for Lotus. Two-seater sports cars are not for
everyone, and we want to offer a Lotus for every stage of your life. The Eletre is the start of that.”
Already thousands of customers around the world have placed deposits to secure their Eletre. Three
different versions of the car are available – Eletre, Eletre S and Eletre R – with the choice of two
powertrains. Eletre and Eletre S feature the 450 kw / 603 hp single-speed version, with a maximum
range of 600 km (373 miles). The Eletre R comes with the flagship 675 kw / 905 hp dual-speed system
and a maximum range of 490 km (304 miles). Torque figures are 710 and 985 Nm respectively,
delivering a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) performance of either 4.5 or 2.95 seconds. The 112 kWh battery for
both versions has a charging time (10%-80%) of just 20 minutes using a 350 kW charger.