New Lotus City Car Concept
The upcoming car of the Lotus are aims to outperform the MINIs, small BMWs, and Audis. Lotus CEO Dany Bahar has revealed some new details about their upcoming City Car. The executive said “There’s no point in trying to fight the MINIs, and the small BMWs and Audis unless you have a special offering. Our car will be an EV or range extended EV and [it] will offer performance of no other small car.”
The concept of the new Lotus City Car, was a range-extended electric vehicle which had an electric motor and a 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine. Boasting a continuous output of 73 PS (54 kW / 72 hp), the car could accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 9.0 seconds and hit a top speed of 170 km/h (106 mph). The Lotus City Car concept could also travel 60 km (37 mile) on electricity alone, before the petrol engine activated to extend the range an additional 440 km (273 miles).