Lotus Emeya pricing and specification announced

Lotus has announced that its Emeya hyper-GT will cost from £94,950, with customer orders now open.

The four-door Emeya joins the Eletre SUV in Lotus’s expanding new model range as it pivots to become an all-electric brand by 2028. It has been on sale in China since the start of the year and first customer deliveries in the UK and Europe are expected in the autumn.

The Emeya is offered in three specifications – standard Emeya starts at £94,950, while the Emeya S costs from £107,450. Both those cars use two motors to provide 603bhp and all-wheel-drive. That gives a 0-62mph time of just 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 155mph.

Both models come with active air suspension, carbon ceramic brakes and active aero features while inside passengers are treated to four-zone climate control, power assisted doors, massage seats and a state-of-the-art 15.1-inch multimedia touchscreen. The S adds 21-inch alloys in place of the regular car’s 20-inchers, as well as lightweight brake discs and six-piston callipers in a choice of colours, plus configurable ambient lighting and sports pedals.

At the top of the range is the Emeya R, priced from £129,950. Like the lower-spec cars, this uses two motors for all-wheel-drive but produces 905bhp and 726lb ft. That translates into a 0-62mph time of just 2.8 seconds and top speed of 159mph – among the fastest accelerating EVs on sale.

The R also gets rear-wheel steering, an electric active anti-roll bar and a track driving mode with launch control. Helping get the power down are more performance-focused tyres, and passengers benefit from an electrochromic sunroof that goes from opaque to clear at the press of a button.

All versions of the Emeya use a 102kWh battery which offers a range of up to 379 miles in the entry-level and S specifications. The R’s extra performance cuts that to 301 miles. Charging rates of up to 350kW mean the Emeya’s battery can go from 10-80% charge in 18 minutes.

The Emeya recently completed winter testing, bringing to an end a gruelling programme that has taken it from the B-roads of Lotus’s native England to the Arctic Circle and Nurburgring Nordschleife. Lotus says that the car blends its famous driving engagement with new levels of luxury and long-range capability.

Feng Qingfeng, CEO of Lotus Group, said: “Electric cars do not have to be boring. We are combining our rich sports car heritage with the latest cutting-edge technologies to redefine what it means to drive an electric vehicle.

“Emeya seamlessly blends exceptional ride and handling with world-class luxury, performance, comfort, connectivity, and range – bringing drivers the ultimate grand tourer package with the unrivalled driving experience of a true Lotus.”

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Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.