- Lotus Supercharges its future, unveiling its own EV charging solutions as part of its journey to becoming all-electric by 2028.
- Next-gen solutions look to boost confidence in charging infrastructure and accelerate electrification adoption.
- Lotus powers up worldwide with new charging offerings hitting China today, and Europe and the Middle East set to follow by Q2 2024.
Lotus charges on as part of all-electric 2028 plan with own EV solutions set to boost global confidence
Lotus introduced its new EV charging solutions today, bringing in a 450 kW DC charger, a reliable power cabinet, and a modular unit for charging up to four vehicles simultaneously.
Lotus is looking to overcome charging anxiety, a major barrier in EV adoption. In a survey by the Energy Policy Institute, a worrying 80% flagged the absence of charging infrastructure as the prime EV deterrent. Lotus is stepping in to provide consumers with reliable charging capabilities, ensuring worry-free drives wherever they go.
Mike Johnstone, Chief Commercial Officer at Lotus Group, said:
“Over the past six years, Lotus has been investing in the technology and infrastructure to accelerate the transition to electrification. We want to make it easier than ever to own an electric vehicle and with our latest offerings, Lotus is able to provide customers with the confidence to access easy, fast, and efficient charging.”
Lotus’s new suite of EV charging solutions features:
- Liquid-Cooled All-in-One DC Charger: offers ultra-fast charging of up to 450 kW, capable of adding 88.5 miles to the Lotus Eletre R in just 5 minutes. A 10% to 80% charge can be achieved in only 20 minutes with a range extension of 74 miles from a 5-minute charge when using a 350 kW Rapid Charger.
- Liquid-Cooled Power Cabinet: tailor-made for high-energy spaces like motorway rest stops, optimising efficiency and minimising charging time with market-leading power output of up to 480 kW.
- Liquid-Cooled Charging Unit: paired with the Liquid-Cooled Power Cabinet, it charges up to four vehicles simultaneously, boasting a max current output of 600 Amp to meet the diverse needs of electric vehicle drivers—whether for a quick top-up on the go or a fast-charge for long-distance drives, providing a convenient solution for every journey.
Lotus employs liquid-cooled technologies across its commercial charging solutions, streamlining and accelerating the charging process for EV drivers.
Lotus’ rapid-charging solutions are already in action in China, set to expand across most European countries and the Middle East in Q2 2024, followed by Germany and Austria.
As the charging infrastructure continues to advance, Lotus is committed to keeping its customers well-equipped with a cutting-edge 450 kW solution. This forward-looking approach ensures that Lotus’s charging offerings are future-proofed, poised to lead the next wave of fast charging when the infrastructure becomes widely accessible. Notably, Lotus customers will be able to upgrade to this high power output without incurring additional hardware costs, leveraging the advancements made by in-market service providers in rolling out grid upgrades.
Alan Wang, Vice-President of Lotus Technology and CEO at Lotus Flash Charge, said:
“As more governments are increasing investment into electrification in their journey to net-zero, the demand for a reliable electric vehicle charging infrastructure has never been higher than before. Lotus has developed best-in-class fast charging solutions to deliver a quick and reliable charging experience to meet customer needs.”
In 2018, Lotus unveiled its Vision80 strategy, outlining a transformative journey, shifting from a British sports car maker to a globally recognised luxury technology brand exclusively focused on EVs by 2028. Integral to this evolution is Lotus’s dedication to crafting its suite of EV charging solutions, underscoring the brand’s commitment to shaping not only the future of automotive design but also the supporting infrastructure that powers it.