The new recharge offers are now available in China and are expected to roll out to most countries in Europe and the Middle East in the second quarter of 2024.
Lotus already has the Eletre and Emeya in its portfolio, both 100% electric models, and is now taking another big step in terms of electromobility: it is launching its own charging solutions for electric cars, which include a DC ultra-fast 450 kW. charger. , an electrical cabinet and a modular unit for charging up to four vehicles at a time.
As the brand explains, nearly 80% of the public cited a lack of charging infrastructure as the main reason for not purchasing an electric vehicle in a survey conducted by the Energy Policy Institute. It is for this reason that Lotus wants to go further and break this barrier caused by the anxiety associated with loading these cars.
The new DC charger offers ultra-fast charging at up to 450 kW, for example the Lotus Eletre R can add 142 km of range in around five minutes of charging, making it one of the most competitive on the market. Concretely, a charge of 10 to 80% can be obtained in just 20 minutes.
This technology uses an advanced liquid cooling system, what it does: prevent any type of overheating, making vehicle charging easier and faster.
Mike Johnstone, Lotus Group Commercial Director, said: “Over the past six years, Lotus has invested in technology and infrastructure to accelerate the transition to electrification. “We want to make it easier than ever to own an electric vehicle and, with our latest offerings, Lotus can give customers the confidence of access to easy, fast and efficient charging.”
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