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[Electric Newspaper] Lotus secures 600,000 electric vehicle charging stations in Europe... Cooperates with Bosch, etc.

Lotus secures 600,000 electric vehicle charging stations in Europe...collaborating with Bosch and others
Reported by Reporter Oh Cheol (enlarged imageohch@electimes.com)

Eletra charging. (provided by Lotus)
bosch


Lotus Cars has announced a new partnership for its pure electric vehicle customers.

Lotus plans to provide a variety of charging solutions for customers of Lotus' hyper SUV, Eletre, in Europe through partnerships with Bosch and Mobilize Power Solutions. The same support will also be provided to customers of Lotus' new Hyper GT model, Emeya, which will be released in the European market in the second half of this year.

First, Lotus customers can use 600,000 public electric vehicle charging stations through Bosch's charging network in more than 30 European countries, including the UK, Germany and France. You can connect to the network by simply tapping the Lotus charging card, and additional necessary information, such as charging history, maintenance costs, and battery status, can be easily checked through the Lotus Automobile smartphone application.

Additionally, through collaboration with Mobilize Power Solutions, we provide customers with a charging package that can be installed at home. The package, priced at 1,199 pounds (local price, excluding VAT), includes a power supply, tethering cable, and installation costs, and also provides customized services for each customer as needed. This service is also compatible with self-installed solar panels.

This announcement is in line with Lotus Motor Company's ultra-fast charging solution, which includes a 450kW ultra-fast DC charger, power cabinet, and charging unit, unveiled last December. Lotus plans to further strengthen its charging solutions and focus on its Vision80 strategy to transform into a pure electric vehicle brand by 2028.

Mike Johnstone, Vice President of Lotus, said, “The absence of charging stations remains the biggest barrier to customers when it comes to introducing electric vehicles.” He added, “This collaboration between various industries is needed to reduce the burden on customers and achieve electrification in the automotive sector.” “It is essential.”

Lotus' pure electric lineup is increasing customer satisfaction through industry-leading technology. It supports 350kW DC fast charging, and Lotus Eletra and Emeya can secure a driving range of about 120km in just 5 minutes of charging. The time it takes to charge the battery to 80% is only 20 minutes for Elettra and 18 minutes for Emeya.

Lotus Hyper OS guides users to nearby electric vehicle charging stations through the intelligent EV route function. (provided by Lotus)
Lotus Hyper OS guides users to nearby electric vehicle charging stations through its intelligent EV route function. (provided by Lotus)
Additionally, Lotus Hyper OS, introduced in Eletra and Emira, provides more convenient guidance on the location of nearby charging stations through the intelligent EV route function. It helps offset driver anxiety and provides an optimal driving experience by providing the optimal alternative route depending on battery consumption.


Lotus Elettra began delivering to customers in some countries in 2023, and Emeya is scheduled to be delivered in the second half of this year, starting in Europe. In the domestic market, Lotus' last internal combustion engine sports cars, Emira and Eletra, are scheduled to be delivered to customers from the first and second half of this year, respectively.

Meanwhile, Kolon Mobility Group, which established Lotus Automobile Korea by signing an official partnership agreement with Lotus in May last year, is conducting exclusive distribution as the only official importer of Lotus in Korea. In addition, based on Kolon Mobility Group's long history and know-how in premium automobile distribution and sales, it is leading the comprehensive mobility business through reorganization and expansion of its business structure, and has launched a new brand '702' that encompasses all mobility services.

Keywords #Lotus #Bosch #Mobilize Power Solution #Electric Vehicle #Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure #Emeya #Eletre

Source: Electric Newspaper

Reporter Oh Cheol ohch@electimes.com

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