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Lotus’ Eletre takes electric SUVs to a whole new level

The British automaker’s entry into the electric vehicle space is exactly what you’d expect from a Lotus.

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Lotus’ foray into electric vehicles, the Lotus Eletre, is an all-electric, hyper-SUV that takes inspiration from the automaker’s latest sports car, the Emira and its existing, all-electric Evija hypercar.

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The interior has a color palette that could be mistaken for the control center of a spaceship.Lotus

The Eletre is also Lotus’ first five-door production car and non-sports car. Take a look at some of its specs:

- 4WD

- 0-62 mph in less than three seconds

- Battery capacity of over 100kWh combined with 600 hp (20 minutes on a 350kW charger for 248 miles of driving)

- Target driving range of 373 miles

- Constructed with carbon fiber and aluminum for quicker and smoother driving experience

The panoramic glass sunroof only adds to the dimensional-traveling aesthetic. Lotus
When owners use their keys, the Eletre’s exterior lights flash a sequence, the grill ‘breathes’ and the doorhandles become illuminated.Lotus

More on the way

The Eletre is the first of three new lifestyle EVs for the company, all to be manufactured in a brand-new production facility in Wuhan, China. The vehicles will roll out throughout the next four years.

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The Eletre is on sale now with deliveries beginning in 2023 to China, the UK, and Europe.Lotus