Lotus Emeya achieves record-breaking charging speeds

Lotus has announced that its latest EV, the Emeya, has achieved one of the fastest charging times for an electric vehicle.

Using a DC fast charger, the car was able to brim its batteries from 10 to 80 per cent in just 14 minutes when tethered to a 400kW charging outlet. Tests found it could draw a peak of 402kW and average 331kW throughout the charging process.

The Emeya can go from 10 to 80 per cent charged in 14 minutes. (Lotus)

Qingfeng Feng, CEO of Lotus Group said: “With our industry leading charging technology available today, Emeya pushes the boundaries for how an EV performs, providing drivers with the confidence to travel anywhere. We’re bringing an unrivalled driving experience in the ultimate grand tourer package, so drivers want to go electric.”

Lotus is also pushing further to make EV ownership more relaxing for customers by collaborating across the industry and developing its own app, charging card, and fast charger that is capable of delivering  450kW of peak power.

The Lotus Charging Card allows owners to keep track of their charging history. (Lotus)

The Emeya will soon be arriving in the UK and Europe in the third quarter of this year, and will be the first electric GT car to join the Lotus line-up.

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