(Pocket-lint) - Lotus isn't a marque that's known for launching tons of antithetic models, but that's acceptable to alteration with a caller electric car strategy, announced alongside a breaking crushed ceremonial for Lotus' caller Lotus Technology office successful Wuhan, China.
Lotus Technology volition absorption connected batteries, electrical motors and each the different worldly that goes into powering an electrical car - on with the systems that volition power it, supply intelligent driving solutions and more.
The projected line-up of electrical cars from Lotus mightiness marque fans baulk, arsenic that database includes 2 SUVs, and a four-door coupe, earlier getting to the electrical sportscar that mightiness beryllium much typically associated with the brand.
The Type 132 to beryllium announced successful 2022 volition beryllium an E conception SUV (so that's going to beryllium big) and it volition beryllium joined successful 2023 by the E conception four-door coupe Type 133 which we fishy volition beryllium connected the aforesaid platform.
The Type 134 D conception SUV volition bring things into a smaller SUV successful 2025, apt to beryllium much wide marketplace for Europe - but we fishy the absorption is connected E conception to entreaty to China, a marketplace which similar bigger models.
Finally, there's the Type 135 which is owed successful 2026 and volition beryllium an all-electric sports car. This is abstracted to the Evija and volition hopefully beryllium much on the lines of the Elise/Exige/Evora which those successful the UK would much typically subordinate with Lotus.
Little other has been said, but batteries from 92-120kWh volition beryllium used, which are beauteous capacious, suggesting that Lotus volition beryllium capable to present performance, but astatine a premium price. It's suggested that a 0-62mph clip of nether 3 seconds volition beryllium achievable.
"Transforming Lotus from a UK sports car institution to a genuinely planetary show car institution has ever been astatine the halfway of Vision80. The motorboat of Lotus Technology is simply a large milestone connected the roadworthy to making that a reality, portion adhering to the unwavering Lotus principles of axenic performance, efficiency, motorsport occurrence and, supra all, being 'For the Drivers'," said Matt Windle, managing director, Lotus Cars.
Writing by Chris Hall. Originally published connected 1 September 2021.