Lotus announced its Emeya electric car as a record holder for charging speed (7 photos)

17 June 2024

Lotus has officially announced its Emeya electric car as the record holder for the fastest replenishment of energy reserves. Its battery was recharged from 10 to 80% in 14 minutes. The manufacturer refers to independent tests by the consulting firm P3 Group, in which nine more electric vehicles of other brands participated.

Lotus also cites several indicators to support the merits of the Emeya's electrical system. This is, firstly, the ability to gain electricity in 10 minutes for a range of 310 km - the figure is calculated taking into account the Emeya’s passport energy consumption of 18.7 kWh per 100 km. And secondly, this is the average charging power, which during the test reached 331 kW with a peak value of 402 kW.

It is noted that the tests were carried out on publicly available charging equipment, although the testers used a 400-kilowatt station - such powerful stations are not yet very common even in China.

In addition to Emeya, the tests included Mercedes-Benz EQS, BMW i7, Tesla Model Y, Genesis G80, Xpeng G9, Kia EVP, Hyundai Ioniq 6, Nio ET5 and BYD Atto 3.

Thus, the test organizers gathered a motley company of brands from different continents and from different classes: from premium to mass. Only the electric car from Xpeng managed to approach the Emeya’s values, although its average power was 233 kW. Korean electric cars, despite the 800-volt architecture, found themselves in the middle of the list, and the last two honorable places were taken by Tesla Model Y (141 kW) and BYD Atto 3 (75 kW).

Separately, it is worth saying that as the energy reserves are replenished, the ability of the batteries to accept electricity gradually decreases in all tested models, but this drop is least pronounced in electric cars from Nio and BYD.

Lotus Emeya was presented in the fall of 2023. The liftback is equipped with two 918 hp engines. s., which allows you to accelerate to 100 km/h in 2.78 seconds. The electric car is already on sale in China, but will appear in Europe only in the third quarter and will cost more than 100 thousand euros. Considering that only a few stations can provide the high-speed charging declared for it, Lotus invites Emeya buyers to acquire their own. In November, the company showed a station of its development with a charging power of 450 to 480 kW.

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