Lotus launches the Emeya, it’s first performance EV sedan

Lotus has unveiled its Emeya, a direct competitor to the Porsche Taycan, with ambitious plans to produce and sell 150,000 units annually by 2028. The Geely-owned automaker aims to solidify its position as a global performance brand within the next five years.

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The Lotus Emeya, the company’s second all-electric vehicle following the Eletre, is scheduled to begin production in 2024 at the same Wuhan, China factory. While Lotus has not disclosed precise power figures for the Emeya, it is touted to be a high-performance vehicle, capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in under 2.8 seconds and reaching a top speed of 249 km/h. These performance metrics align it with competitors such as the Porsche Taycan, Lucid Air, and Tesla Model S Plaid.

Lotus has stated that the Emeya’s range will match that of the Eletre, which boasts an estimated 600 km of range. Furthermore, the Emeya is equipped for rapid charging, with the ability to charge from zero to 80% in just 18 minutes using a 350 kW fast charger. For brief charging sessions, Lotus claims the Emeya can add 93 miles (149 km) of range in just five minutes when using a 350 kW charger.

While Lotus has not disclosed pricing or market availability details for the Emeya, the company has announced plans to share more information towards the end of the year.