The Lotus Emeya has achieved a record-breaking charging time using the public charging network.

Charging the car from 10 to 80 per cent took just 14 minutes, using a 400kW (600A capable) DC fast charger, making it one of the fastest charging EVs available.

The record was validated by leading global consulting firm P3, which recently published an independent 2023 P3 Charging Index for Asia.

Described as a “hyper GT” the Emya is a five-door liftback and the company’s third electric vehicle so far, following the Eletre and the Evija 

Emeya finished number one as the fastest charging EV tested against market leading global electric vehicles including Mercedes EQS, BMW i7, Tesla Model Y, Genesis G80, Xpeng G9, Kia EVP, Hyundai Ioniq 6, Nio ET5 and BYD Atto 3.

Lotus hopes to make it easier than ever to own an EV by providing drivers with the confidence to complete long-distance journeys and go wherever they need to, with plans to become an all-electric global performance brand by 2028.

The report also found that Emeya can reach a peak charging power of 402kW, resulting in an average charging power of 331kW, between 10 and 80 per cent battery state of charge – this was higher compared to the peak charge of the other electric vehicles tested.

In addition, combined with a WLTC energy consumption of 18.7 kWh/100km, Emeya can gain up to 310km of range in 10 minutes.

To achieve the fast-charging capabilities in its next generation hyper electric vehicles, Lotus uses a cell-to-back battery structure, which means that 20 per cent more cells can be packaged in the same space, compared to a standard module architecture.

Emeya also uses a new cooling system architecture that is designed to improve the thermal performance and efficiency of the battery.

Lotus is committed to delivering a fully integrated charging ecosystem, in order to make EV ownership as seamless as possible.

To provide consumers have the confidence to access easy, fast, and efficient charging, it is collaborating across the industry, as well as developing its own range of solutions including its own app, charging card, and ultra-fast DC fast charger of up to 450kW.

Emeya is Lotus’ first electric hyper-GT and joins a flagship model in Lotus’ line-up of luxury lifestyle electric vehicles, 

It brings together Lotus’ rich design and engineering heritage, with the latest cutting-edge technologies and sports car levels of performance to set a new benchmark for how a luxury electric vehicle should look and handle– making it truly for the drivers.

Emeya started customer deliveries in March 2024 in China and will be arriving to UK and European customers in Q3 2024. 


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About Chris Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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