Lotus Emeya achieves record-breaking charging time

From 10 percent to 80 percent
in 14 minutes validated by P3

(June 11, 2024) LONDON — Lotus has announced its first electric hyper-GT, Emeya, has achieved a record-breaking charging time using the public charging network. The car is capable of charging from 10 to 80 percent in 14 minutes, using a 400-kW (600A capable) DC fast charger, making it one of the fastest charging electric vehicles (EVs) available today. 

This was validated by leading global consulting firm P3, which recently published their independent 2023 P3 Charging Index for Asia. Emeya came out number one as the fastest charging EV that was 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’ ambition is 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. 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% 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 18.7kWh/100km, Emeya can gain up to 310km (192 miles) 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 percent 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.  

“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 unrivaled driving experience in the ultimate grand tourer package, so drivers want to go electric,” said Qingfeng Feng, CEO at Lotus Group,

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 450 kW.

Through the Bosch charging network, Lotus owners have access to more than 700,000 public chargers across 30 European countries including UK, Germany and France. Lotus is committed to expanding its charging network across Europe by adding additional network operators over time.

In addition, Lotus has teaming up with Mobilize Power Solutions to unlock the home as a primary charging location by offering an all-inclusive package which includes the supply and installation of a charging point, with personalized support from ordering to commissioning.