Legendary British sports car maker Lotus has revealed its first all-electric model, the 2024 Emeya EV sedan. Showcased at an event in New York, the sleek and muscular Emeya exemplifies Lotus entering the electric era while retaining its core DNA.
The Emeya boasts up to 905 horsepower enabling a 0-60 mph acceleration time of just 2.8 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. Dual motors and a 102 kWh battery pack deliver just under 400 miles of estimated range. With 350 kW fast charging, the Emeya can add 93 miles of range in 5 minutes.
Pricing for the hand-built Emeya starts between £90,000 and £130,000 when deliveries commence in early 2024. Manufacturing will take place at facilities owned by Lotus parent company Geely in Wuhan, China.
Inside the striking coupe-like body, drivers are greeted by a futuristic AR-HUD system projecting information equivalent to a 55-inch screen. A high-end KEF 3D audio system provides an immersive listening experience. The PVC-free cabin reflects Lotus’ sustainability initiatives.
According to company CEO Matt Windle, “The Emeya perfectly demonstrates Lotus creating a new breed of car from legendary foundations.” He added that “progressive, relevant and sustainable” are key descriptors for Lotus moving forward.
Representing a revolutionary step for the historic marque, the 2024 Lotus Emeya EV signals exhilarating electric performance on the horizon. Initial impressions indicate the Emeya will retain Lotus’ characteristic driver engagement while propelling the brand into an electrified future.