Sportscar maker Lotus announce a lightweight electric SUV


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A codename of Type 132,the Eletre to start production at a new factory in Wuhan,China according to the press release by Lotus

This will be the first move outside the UK for Lotus, although the production for traditional sports cars will remain in the UK.

Based on a new dedicated EV platform called Electric premium Architecture,Eletre is fairly large by SUV standards roughly 4000 pounds

As per Lotus,Eletre gets a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain with outputs starting at 600 horsepower.

The top speed will be 161 mph with at least one version enabled to go from 0-60 in less than 3 seconds!

With a battery capacity of 100 kWh with an ability of 300- mile range claiming addition of 250 miles of range in 20 minutes by the DC fast charging.

Excited? You have to wait as Lotus is yet to confirm its U.S. market entry later!

EVs are six times cheaper to drive than gas cars