The Lotus Eletre is a key model for the British brand, which was acquired by Geely in 2017. Historically known for manufacturing sports cars that prioritized lightness above all, now the company wants to diversify its offer and fully electrify itself to be able to compete against rivals from the likes of Maserati or Porsche.
Although the Eletre is not Lotus’s first electric car, an honor that belongs to the Evija hypercar, it does mark a turning point in the company’s history, paving the way for the arrival of other models such as the Type 133 sedan (2023). ) or the medium SUV Type 134 (2025), which will also be 100% electric.
Although the Lotus Eletre was officially presented in March, all the details of its range, its final technical specifications, and even its prices have now been revealed. The vehicle will be available in three versions: Eletre, Eletre S, and Eletre R. Although all of them will have a “dual motor” configuration (one motor on each axle) and all-wheel drive in common, they will change a lot from each other.
The Eletre and Eletre S yield 603 hp (450 kW), being able to complete the 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds. Its estimated range is 600 km WLTP. The Eletre R, for its part, sees its power increased to 905 hp (675 kW), which reduces the 0-100 km/h to 2.95 seconds and the range to 490 km WLTP.
The Lotus Eletre announces up to 600 kilometers of range
The battery pack in all cases is the same (112 kWh). Thanks to its 800-volt electrical architecture, the vehicle can go from 10 to 80% charge in just 20 minutes. Although the maximum charging power in direct current is unknown, it is known that it can reach a peak of 22 kW in alternating current.
In Germany, the Lotus Eletre starts at 95,990 euros and includes equipment such as four-zone climate control, electric front seats, or wireless charger for smartphones. The Intelligent Cockpit infotainment system has a 29-inch Head-up Display, a 15.1-inch touch screen, and a KEF audio system.
The Lotus Eletre S goes to 120,990 euros, adding among other things an active rear spoiler and an improved sound system. The wild Lotus Eletre R for its part reaches 150,990 euros. All come standard with a deployable LiDAR sensor, a first on the market. Lotus says it is working on autonomous driving technology that should allow the Eletre to drive without human intervention around the Nürburgring circuit.