Lotus Emeya sets new charging record

Vlad, 11 June 2024

The Lotus Emeya was unveiled last year and it went on sale in China before orders started in the EU and UK back in March of this year (with deliveries coming between July and September). To drive up some hype (are the order books emptier than expected?), the brand has now announced that the Emeya broke a record.

For charging. From 10% to 80% using a public charger. It takes only 14 minutes using a 400 kW DC fast charger. The claim was validated by "leading global consulting firm" P3, Lotus says. The Emeya came out on top of P3's list of fastest charging EVs.

Lotus Emeya charges from 10% to 80% in record time

It competed with the likes of the Mercedes EQS, BMW i7, Tesla Model Y, Genesis G80, XPeng G9, Hyundai Ioniq 6, Nio ET5, and BYD Atto 3. None of those cars is in the same range as the Emeya, but for some reason they were pitted against it anyway.

Anyway, according to the P3 report, the Emeya can reach a peak charging power of 402 kW, which is a big number in itself. The average charging power was 331 kW between 10% and 80% of battery state of charge. Emeya can allegedly gain 193 miles of range in 10 minutes of charging - if you can find a 400 kW DC charger, of course, and if it's working, and if it's not charging some other car.

Lotus owners have access to over 700,000 public chargers in 30 European countries through the Bosch charging network, and more will be added over time.

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