Lotus Range-Extender Engine gaining popularity

Posted on 23 April 2011 by Tony Santos

Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid

Lotus Range-Extender Engine is gaining popularity capturing interest from three major automakers, that’s why Lotus is planning to develop the engine for production with the help of Fagor Ederlan, a components supplier from Spain.

The light-weight design, efficiency and effectiveness of this Range-Extender Engine was showcased by the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid and the PROTON Emas concepts.

Power for the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid comes from two electric motors that deliver 204-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The power is distributed by a single-speed reduction transmission to each rear-wheel providing for a total of 407-hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. It can sprints from 0-62 mph in under 4 seconds. When the battery power is depleted, the Lotus Range Extender engine, provides an additional 47-hp, allowing for additional miles and summing up to an overall driving range of 300 miles.

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