The Eletre has four lidar sensors that pop out of the body.
The Lotus Eletre electric crossover has arrived after years of anticipation. In various Eastern European languages, the phrase signifies “coming to life,” according to the brand. The model will feature the essence of a conventional Lotus sports car, but with the utility of a crossover, according to the manufacturer.
Lotus’ Electric Premium Architecture platform underpins the Eletre. According to the business, the EV’s various trims have an output ranging from 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) to 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts), with a motor powering each axle. Acceleration to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) takes less than 3.0 seconds, and the top speed is 161 mph (260 kph). The automaker isn’t disclosing the crossover’s weight yet.
The company simply claims that the battery capacity is greater than 100 kilowatt-hours, implying a WLTP range of roughly 373 miles (600 kilometers). The Eletre has a charging capacity of up to 350 kilowatts. This gives you a range of 248 miles (400 kilometres) in 20 minutes.
The crossover is equipped with an air suspension system that allows for active ride height change. It also has dynamic anti-roll bars and rear-axle steering.
In the front, the Eletre takes broad design cues from the Lotus Emira sports car and transforms them into a crossover shape. Split headlights are in keeping with the current trend. The main lamps are in the lower, blacked-out area of the fascia, and the running lights are at the leading edge of the hood. The grille incorporates active aerodynamics in the form of linked triangular parts that open when the motors, battery pack, and brakes need to be cooled.
The Eletre is equipped with four deployable lidar sensors in terms of technology. On the roof, there are two – one above the windshield and the other above the rear window. Furthermore, the gadget is located at the front fender on each side of the body. Plus, each side of the body has the device near the front fender. In regions where it is allowed, the vehicle uses cameras as the side mirrors.
The Eletre is said to be capable of “end-to-end autonomous driving,” according to Lotus. The technology supports over-the-air updates for future system advancements.
The space in front of the driver is a tiny strip that is less than 1.18 inches (30 millimetres) tall, rather than a standard instrument panel. On the passenger side, a corresponding piece displays information such as the music selection and surrounding areas of interest. A 15.1-inch landscape-oriented screen in the centre provides all of the necessary information. A head-up display with augmented reality is also included as standard equipment.