Lotus has recently been observed conducting tests on prototypes of its forthcoming electric sedan, which will be officially named Emeya and is scheduled for its global premiere later today.
Previously identified by its internal designation Type 133, the sedan was initially announced by Lotus in 2021 as part of a broader lineup that also included three additional electric vehicles. Among these are the Eletre, a mid-size SUV that made its debut in the previous year, a compact crossover internally referred to as Type 134, and a sports vehicle under the working title of Type 135.
The anticipated release dates for the compact crossover and sports vehicle are 2025 and 2026, respectively. The sports car is projected to serve as a conceptual successor to the iconic Lotus Elise. While it was initially being co-developed with a similar model from France-based Alpine, plans have since evolved for independent development of the two vehicles.
Although Lotus has officially announced that the Eletre will be available for purchase in the United States starting in 2024, the company has not yet confirmed the U.S. availability of other models in the series, except for the Emira sports car, which represents Lotus’s final combustion-engine offering. Should it receive approval for a U.S. release, the Emeya is likely to enter the market in 2024 as a 2025 model.
Design-wise, the Emeya incorporates a well-recognized coupe-inspired silhouette, incorporating design elements derivative of the Eletre, including the SUV’s distinctive triangular active shutters situated in the front fascia’s central air intake. In alignment with the Eletre, the Emeya replaces traditional side mirrors with camera technology, although this feature’s availability may be limited in the U.S. market.
The Emeya is expected to share the same dedicated Electric Premium Architecture platform that serves as the basis for the Eletre. This platform, in the case of the Eletre, is equipped with as much as 905 horsepower and a 112 kWh battery capacity, supporting dual-motor all-wheel drive, air suspension, and a 350 kW charging capability. Similar features can be expected in the Emeya model.
Overseeing the development of the Emeya, as well as the Eletre and the forthcoming compact crossover, is Lotus Technology, a division within Lotus that specializes in non-sports car models. Lotus Technology is also slated to manage the manufacturing of these vehicles at a facility located in Wuhan, China. This division announced in February its intent to undergo an initial public offering through a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) arrangement with Nasdaq-listed L Catterton Asia Acquisition Corp.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about 2025 Lotus Emeya Unveiling
What is the 2025 Lotus Emeya?
The 2025 Lotus Emeya is a forthcoming electric sedan from Lotus. It is slated for its global premiere later today. Previously identified by its internal designation Type 133, the Emeya is part of a broader lineup of electric vehicles from Lotus.
When is the Lotus Emeya expected to be available?
If given approval for a U.S. release, the Lotus Emeya is likely to enter the market in 2024 as a 2025 model.
What other electric vehicles are part of Lotus’s lineup?
Besides the Emeya, Lotus announced three additional electric vehicles in 2021: the Eletre mid-size SUV, a compact crossover known internally as Type 134, and a sports vehicle referred to as Type 135.
What is the anticipated release date for the other electric vehicles from Lotus?
The compact crossover is expected to be released in 2025, and the sports vehicle is projected for a 2026 release.
Are there any collaborative efforts involved in the development of these electric vehicles?
Originally, the sports car, referred to internally as Type 135, was being co-developed with a similar model from France-based Alpine. However, plans have since evolved for independent development of the two vehicles.
What are some of the design elements of the 2025 Lotus Emeya?
The Emeya incorporates a well-recognized coupe-inspired silhouette, with design elements derivative of the Eletre SUV. It also features triangular active shutters situated in the front fascia’s central air intake and replaces traditional side mirrors with camera technology.
What kind of technology underpins the Lotus Emeya?
The Emeya is expected to share the same Electric Premium Architecture platform used for the Eletre. This platform supports features like dual-motor all-wheel drive, air suspension, and a 350 kW charging capability.
Where will the Emeya and other electric models be manufactured?
The development and manufacturing of these electric vehicles are overseen by Lotus Technology, a division within Lotus specializing in non-sports car models. Production will take place at a facility in Wuhan, China.
Has Lotus Technology announced any significant corporate plans?
Yes, Lotus Technology announced in February its intent to undergo an initial public offering through a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) arrangement with Nasdaq-listed L Catterton Asia Acquisition Corp.
More about 2025 Lotus Emeya Unveiling
- Lotus Official Website
- Eletre SUV Debut Information
- Lotus Technology IPO Announcement
- Details on Electric Premium Architecture
- Automotive Design Elements
- Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC)
- U.S. Regulations on Side Mirror Cameras
- Lotus and Alpine Collaboration
- Information on Wuhan Manufacturing Facility