Lotus has officially unveiled the 2024 Emeya electric hypercar. With its sleek four-door sedan design, 1,000 horsepower, and the ambitious goal of reaching 60mph from a standstill in under three seconds, Lotus is looking to make a splash with their second electric vehicle (EV).
According to the initial specifications, the Emeya boasts a top speed of 155 mph (250km/h) and a 0 to 60 mph time of just 2.8 seconds. We won’t have to wait too long to find out the final specs as the Emeya is expected to hit production lines in early 2024.
The British automaker however remains tight-lipped about some of the crucial details when it comes to an EV, like battery capacity and range. Nonetheless, the company hints that the Emeya will share similarities with Lotus’ first foray into the electric vehicle market, the Eletre SUV, which achieved an EPA-estimated range of around 310 miles (499km).
The Emeya is expected to feature a 100 kWh+ battery pack powering dual-motors. Lotus also says it will charge just as fast as it drives, boasting the ability to accept up to 350 kW of DC fast charging, which can deliver approximately 93 miles (150km) of range in just five minutes.
Under the hood, the Emeya’s powertrain is projected to churn out 905 horsepower, and 985 Nm of torque. Its aerodynamic design, inspired by Lotus’ storied motorsports history, promises to enhance range, efficiency, and handling. An active rear diffuser, a nod to the brand’s racing heritage, ensures smooth airflow beneath the vehicle, further enhancing its performance.
Speaking of aerodynamics, a substantial 296mm-wide rear spoiler, significantly wider than its predecessor on the Eletre, generates a net downforce of over 215 kg (474lbs), contributing to exceptional stability at high speeds.
Lotus, now under the ownership of China’s Geely, is firmly embracing the electric age. The Emeya represents the second of three new electric vehicles in Lotus’ lineup, alongside a forthcoming sports car, a coupe-sedan, and another SUV.