Lotus partners with Bosch and Mobilize

Lotus has announced two new pan-European charging partnerships to support customers taking delivery of its electric vehicles (EV).

The company’s Electre owners will now be able use Bosch’s and Mobilize Power Solutions’ charging capabilities, enabling them to charge their hyper-SUV at home or on the move. It will also support owners of Lotus’ electric hyper-GT, Emeya, which it is being delivered to customers in Europe later in 2024.

Through the Bosch charging network, Lotus owners have access to more than 600,000 public charging stations across 30 European countries including UK, Germany and France. The manufacturer also said it will “continue to expand its charging network across Europe by adding additional network operators over time”.

The network can be accessed through the Lotus Charging Card, with information on how to use it in the firm’s smartphone app. The app allows drivers to keep track of their charging history, manage costs and monitor vehicle battery status remotely.

The firm’s EVs offer 74 miles for the Electre and 93 for the Emeya with a 350kW DC fast charger in five minutes of charge. Range can be boosted by up to 80% in 20 minutes from the hyper SUV and 18 minutes for the hyper-GT. In addition, the EVs have intelligent route planning to assist with range through smart journey planning.

The firm teamed up with Mobilize Power Solutions to deliver an all-inclusive package which includes the supply and installation of a charging point, with personalised support from ordering to commissioning.

Mike Johnstone, Chief Commercial Officer at Lotus Group, said: “Lack of charging infrastructure continues to remain one of the biggest barriers to electric vehicle adoption. We need make it easier than ever before to own an electric vehicle, in order to accelerate the transition to electrification and collaboration across the industry is key to this.

“By tapping into Bosch and Mobilize Power Solutions, we’re able to offer our customers further confidence in owning an electric Lotus by providing them with more and effortless options, wherever they are in Europe.”

Olivia Arago, Vice-President, eMobility Services, Bosch Electrified Motion, said: “Availability of the public charging network is a primary concern for almost half (44%) of potential EV buyers and we are making significant headway to improve access across Europe. We are delighted to be working so closely with Lotus customers to encourage more widespread EV adoption in the UK and EU, ensuring that drivers can readily locate and use our chargers while on the go.”

Nicolas Schottey, CEO, Mobilize Power Solutions, added: “Charging at home is the most convenient way for Lotus customers to get the most from their EV and, thanks to our solutions and this new partnership, that is now easier than ever. We are proud to be the Lotus’ EV installation partner of choice.”

Image courtesy of Lotus

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