The highly anticipated Lotus Emeya is set to make its much-awaited entrance at the prestigious Guangzhou Auto Show, scheduled for November 17, 2023. The Emeya, Lotus’ second mass-produced electric vehicle (EV), is set to follow the SUV Eletre, which was launched with great success.
Lotus Emeya Detailed Specifications
Emeya’s appeal lies in its exceptional performance, which is nothing short of blistering. The vehicle showcases astonishing acceleration, achieving a remarkable 0-62 mph in an incredibly swift 2.78 seconds. The feat will be exclusively reserved for the more powerful version, boasting an impressive 675 kW or 905 horsepower. However, there will also be a relatively conservative AWD model available, offering a respectable output of 450 kW/603 hp. Both options will ensure the practicality of a 4-door, 5-seater sedan.
The Emeya is an impressively sized vehicle, with dimensions of 5,139 mm in length, 2,005 mm in width, and 1,464 mm in height. The wheelbase of this vehicle extends to an impressive 3,069 mm, ensuring generous interior space for all occupants. The maximum velocity will be electronically restricted to 159 mph.
The Emeya is set to be constructed on an 800V framework, which will facilitate rapid charging capabilities. In a mere 5 minutes, utilizing a 350 kW supercharger, an impressive 112 miles of range can be swiftly replenished. The battery, a potent 102 kWh unit from CATL, increases the overall weight to 2,565 kg. The Emeya, weighing as much as several Lotus cars from the past, is expected to provide an impressive range to compensate for its weight.
The Emeya’s technological capabilities go far beyond its electric powertrain. The device comes with a pair of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chips, a total of four LiDARs, and a duo of Nvidia Orin X chips, which collectively facilitate cutting-edge assisted driving capabilities.
The Emeya’s remarkable lap time of 1 minute and 35 seconds at the Zhejiang International Circuit in China truly showcases its impressive capabilities. The Lotus Emeya R+ has recently claimed the esteemed title of being the fastest electric vehicle on this renowned track, highlighting its remarkable handling capabilities.
Lotus Emeya Price
The company, which has its origins in Britain, operates in both China and Malaysia. It strategically divides its design, research, and development efforts between these two regions, effectively harnessing a diverse range of global expertise. The Emeya is set to be manufactured at Geely’s Wuhan plant, with an anticipated price of approximately RMB 1 million (equivalent to $137,000).