Lotus Eletre is an all-electric luxury SUV with a WLTP range of up to 600 km (373 miles). EVKX.net has all the details.
We have separated our Lotus Eletre article into sections. If you want to wait to read the full article, click the links below to the different areas. We also have an overview of the full specifications, an image gallery, detailed information about charging performance, and some online reviews. Our sections:
- Battery, range, and charging
- Drivetrain (suspension, brakes, steering)
- Exterior (paint colors, wheels ++)
- Interior (seats++)
- User interface and control
- Advanced driver-assistance systems
- Cargo Capacity and Towing Ability
The Lotus Eletre has a maximum power of 450 KW (612 hp/604 bhp). The total torque is 710 nm (524 ft-lb). It performs the 0-100km/h sprint (0-62mph) in 4,5 seconds. The top speed is 258 km/h.
Battery, range, and charging
The battery has a gross capacity of 112kWh and a net capacity of 109kWh, meaning you have a 3kWh buffer for protection. (2,7%).
The WLTP range varies from 600 to 535 km (373-333 mi), depending on car options. Bigger wheels are an example of an equipment option that increases consumption and reduces the electric range. The consumption is between 18.2kWh/100km for the basic version and 20.4kWh/100km for the top trim version for the WLTP standard test. For more details about the range, see real-world data and range listing on this model’s range and consumption page.
The maximum DC charging speed is 350kW. A full charge from 0 - 100% would take 50 minutes, while a more common scenario of 10-80% would take 20 minutes. If you assume you lose 5 minutes driving per charge stop in addition to the charge time, the optimum charge area is from 1% to 68%, resulting in an actual charge speed, including time loss, of 193kW. Each charge session would take 23 minutes and 45 seconds.
For the theoretical 1000km challenge, starting with a full battery and driving at 120km/h (75 mph), assuming optimal driving conditions and consumption of 29kWh/100km, 1000km will take 9 hours and 18 minutes. This trip will require three charge session(s) charging from 3% to 59%. The total time lost for charging up the battery will be 58 minutes.
For level 1 and level 2 AC charging, the onboard charger supports up to 22 KW charging. As a result, you can charge the battery 0-100% from home in about 4 hours and 57 minutes.
The location of the charge port is on the left front side. This location makes it easy to charge stations where you park side into the charger. The connector types vary between the different markets. This model uses CCS Combo 1 for North America and for Europe, CCS Combo 2. See full specifications for all markets.
Lotus Eletre has an all-wheel drive system supported by two motors, one on each axle. The motor(s) used are Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors.
The front suspension and rear suspension is Multilink. It uses air suspension and hydraulic dampers. The suspension is fully adaptive on the front and rear axle, so height and damping can be adjusted manually and automatically. The minimum ground clearance is 162 mm, and the maximum is 212 mm.
Dynamic steering is a standard feature on the Lotus Eletre. Dynamic steering varies the steering ratio as a function of driving speed. In addition, rear-wheel steering is available as a standard feature. Rear wheel steering reduces the turning circle when going slow.
You can choose between different brake systems. The first option brakes use a cast-iron disc coated with tungsten carbide. It doesn’t rust and produces hardly any brake dust. The front discs are 412mm, and the rear discs are 397mm. The standard option brakes uses ceramic discs. The front discs are 412mm, and the rear discs are 397mm.
Regenerative braking is available through one-pedal driving combined with blended brakes. Automatic regen is not available in this model. At low speeds, the one-pedal drive mode will keep the car rolling until it stops by itself. You can adjust how strong regen you get when you lift the foot. There are three levels.
You can choose between 2 different paint colors when ordering this model. Additionally, you can choose between 2 wheels with sizes from 20 to 22 inches.
You can choose between two types of roofs on this model. The standard is just a regular roof. As an option, you can order this model with a large panoramic roof extending over most of the areas from the front to the rear. This glass makes the car’s interior feel more spacious and bright, which can improve the mood and comfort of the occupant. The glass has an electrochromic function that lets you blend the glass in multiple levels to protect against the sun.
You can order the car with tinted windows from B-pillar and back.
The seat layout is the traditional five seats with two in front and three in the rear.
First row seats
Only one front seat type is available in the Lotus Eletre.
The following functionalities are available on the standard seat.
- electric adjustment
- memory driver seat
- memory passenger seat
- electric lumbar support
- adjustable thigh support (optional)
- integrated headrest
You can choose from 5 different materials/colors for this seat type.
- Red/Black microfiber/nappaleather upholstering
- Antracite/Grey microfiber/nappaleather upholstering
- Grey/Yellow leatherette upholstering
- Antracite/Grey microfiber/nappaleather upholstering
- Red/Black microfiber/nappaleather upholstering
The second row has a standard three-seat bench with a 40:20:40 split where you can fold each section separately to increase the cargo space. In addition, the following functionalities are available.
There is only one type of steering wheel available.
There is one climate system available. The 4-zone climate system supports different temperatures in four zones for the driver, passenger, and two separate passengers in the back seat. This model has a heat pump as standard. This heat pump can save significant energy that the EV would use for heating in cold weather.
Lotus Eletre has several features to make your life as a driver or passenger more comfortable.
Keyless entry allows access to the car without needing to find the key. As long you bring it with you, the doors open.
Keyless go makes it possible to start the car without using the key.
You have wireless charging for your phone.
User interface and control
The screen behind the steering wheel integrated into the dashboard is 12.3 inches large. The touch screen on the dashboard’s center is 15.1 inches large. A head-up display is a standard system that presents speed and other important driver information in front of the driver on the windshield.
This model is equipped with voice control as standard. The voice control lets you control some functionality through voice commands.
You can choose between two sound systems on the Lotus Eletre. With the KEF Premium Audio system, you get 15 speakers with a max system output of 1380 watts. With the KEF Reference Audio system, you get 23 speakers with a max system output of 2160 watts.
In addition, with the standard in-car navigation system, you get the help you need to find your destination. Furthermore, the Lotus Eletre supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This functionality allows you to present your phone’s screen in the car’s screen so you can run apps like Google Maps or Waze.
The model has 3 USB-C connections as standard. The model has 1 USB-A connections as standard.
The standard headlights use LED Matrix technology. LED Matrix is an adaptive system that splits the traditional single headlight beam into dozens of smaller rays that the light controller can turn on and off individually to un-light small areas in front. In addition, the standard taillights use LED technology.
Advanced driver assistance systems
The Lotus Eletre has several standard and optional advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for better safety and comfort.
The Lotus Eletre has an anti-lock braking system (ABS) as a standard system. This system helps to prevent a vehicle’s wheels from locking up during braking.
The Lotus Eletre has an Electronic Stability Control as a standard system designed to improve a vehicle’s stability and handling during sudden maneuvers or slippery road conditions.
The Lotus Eletre has a lane-keeping assist as a standard system. This system helps to prevent the car from getting out of its lane. In addition, it has a lane departure warning system that warns the driver if the vehicle leaves the driving lane.
Front Cross Traffic Assist is a standard driver assist system that helps drivers detect oncoming traffic when crossing an intersection or turning left or right from a stopped position.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert is a standard driver assist system that uses sensors to detect approaching vehicles from the side when backing out of a parking space or driveway.
Forward Collision Warning is a standard driver assist system to help drivers avoid or mitigate frontal collisions.
The Lotus Eletre has automatic emergency braking as a standard system. This system helps prevent or mitigate collisions by applying the brakes autonomously if the driver fails to react to an impending collision.
Automatic emergency steering is a standard driver assist system designed to help drivers avoid collisions by automatically steering the vehicle in an emergency.
Blind-spot monitoring is a standard driver-assist system. This side assist system helps to detect traffic in blind spots.
Exit Warning is a standard driver-assist system designed to warn occupants against opening doors if there is a risk of hitting something.
With the level 2 system, you get the following driving automation features.
- Adaptive Cruise control
- Autosteer: keeps the car in your lane and slows down if needed in traffic. The system limits how long you can drive without touching the steering wheel.
- Automatic parking.
- Automatic lane change
Cargo Capacity and Towing Ability
The cargo capacity in the trunk is 688 liters. With the rear seat down, it is 1532 liters. On the roof, you can load up to 75 kg (165,3 lbs). Under the hood, there is frunk with more storage room. This frunk is 46 liters (1,6 CU FT). The maxium weight of the car is 3100 kg (6834 lbs), and with the base weight of 2640 kg (5820 lbs), you can max load 460 kg (1014 lbs), including driver and passengers. Some options can increase the base weight and reduce the maximum loading weight.460kg is considered low for this type of car and might restrict how much stuff you can bring in addition to passengers.
You can order the car with a towbar. The maximum total weight on a braked trailer is 2250, and on unbraked, it is 750 kg (4960/1653 lbs).
Availability & Pricing
This model had a world premiere on 29.01.2021, and deliveries started in March 2023.