Lotus’s new Emeya EV achieves record-breaking charging time

  • Lotus’s Emeya EV has set a new charging record
  • It was tested against other leading EVs including Tesla Model Y, BMW i7, Mercedes EQS, and Xpeng G9
  • The Emeya charged from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 14 minutes 

Published on Jun 11, 2024 at 11:18 AM (UTC+4)
by Claire Reid

Last updated on Jun 17, 2024 at 12:35 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

Lotus’s electric hyper-GT Emeya has set a record-breaking charging time using the public charging network. 

The EV charged from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 14 minutes, using a 400-kW (600A capable) DC fast charger. 

Emeya was tested against other leading EVs including Tesla Model Y, BMW i7, Mercedes EQS, and Xpeng G9.

The results were validated by consulting firm P3 – which recently published the independent 2023 P3 Charging Index for Asia. 

READ MORE! Footage of the new Lotus Emeya whipping about in the snow is a sight to behold

A record-breaking charge

According to a press release from Lotus, the report also found that Emeya is able to hit a peak charging power of 402kW, which results in an average charge power of 331kW, between 10 percent and 80 percent battery state of charge.

Again, this was higher than the peak charge in other EVs tested. 

The secret to Emeya’s super-fast charging capabilities is the use of a cell-to-back battery structure, which means that 20 percent more cells can be packaged in the same space, compared to a typical battery structure. 

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

Emeya aims to be the solution to one of EVs’ biggest problems

The Emeya has been touted as offering the solution to the biggest problem of EV cars – their slow charging.

Its fast charger can add 93 miles of range with just five minutes of charge. 

And super quick charging isn’t its only selling point either; the Emeya is also one of the fastest EVs in the world, with acceleration of 0 to 62mph in under 2.8 seconds.

It looks pretty cool when it’s whizzing around in the snow.

Ben Payne, Vice-President of Design, Lotus Group said: “This is a Lotus like you have never seen before.

“We’ve built on everything Lotus has achieved so far to create a luxury performance car for the drivers, designed to inspire confidence, exhilarate with raw emotion and pure joy – connecting them to the road.” 

Production is set to roll out later this year – as yet, pricing hasn’t been revealed but you can probably expect a price tag in the region of  $100,000.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist who hails from the UK but is now living in New Zealand. She began her career after graduating with a degree in Journalism from Liverpool John Moore’s University and has more than a decade of experience, writing for both local newspapers and national news sites. Across her career she's covered a wide variety of topics, including celebrity, cryptocurrency, politics, true crime and just about everything in between.