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Lotus Eletre

(2023 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

68
%
B

This model is still new so we don't have a Used Car Expert Rating score yet. Check back soon.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

76
%
B

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

54
%
D

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

68
%
B

This model is still new so we don't have a Used Car Expert Rating score yet. Check back soon.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

76
%
B

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

54
%
D

Summary


The Lotus Eletre is a large luxury electric SUV with supercar levels of powerful performance that became available to order in the UK in Autumn 2023.

Described by its manufacturer as a ‘hyper-SUV’, the Eletre marks a brave step into the unfamiliar waters for Lotus – a marque that has exclusively focused on developing sports cars since the 1950s. “The Eletre is nothing like anything we’ve ever seen before from the British brand”, says Tom Jervis of Driving Electric, “but it’s a triumphant success regardless.”

Parker’s Georg Kacher remarks that the Eletre has joined the ranks of the super-fast, desirable electric SUVs available in the UK, and “it’s at or near the top of the class”, thanks to its well-built and “beautifully trimmed” interior, its “addictive” driving experience and it’s price bracket, which is still expensive but cheaper than many of it’s high-power competitors.

The Telegraph‘s Andrew English adds that the SUV’s “astounding level of performance and great handling” does not compromise the comfortable ride quality, while Carbuyer‘s Andy Goodwin says that the car’s infotainment system “looks absolutely fantastic.”

On the other hand, reviewers note that the price tag is still quite high and the running costs might be more expensive than you would expect. The car’s heavy weight and size will also make driving in tight urban spots more difficult.

As of January 2024, the Lotus Eletre holds a New Car Expert Rating of B with a score of 68%. This is a brand-new model, however, so this rating could fluctuate up or down by a few points in the coming months.

Eletre highlights

  • Thrilling performance
  • Responsive brakes and steering
  • Well-built, luxurious interior
  • Cheaper than ‘hyper-SUV’ rivals…

Eletre lowlights

  • Smaller boot in four-seat guise
  • Very heavy
  • ‘Sport’ mode almost too aggressive for some
  • …but still quite expensive

Key specifications


Body style: Large SUV
Engines:
electric, battery-powered
Price:
From £89,500 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2023
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

Auto Express

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Autocar

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Driving Electric

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Electrifying.com

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Motoring Research

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Parkers

+

The Intercooler

+

The Telegraph

+

Top Gear

+

Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

As of January 2024, the Lotus Eletre has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. Due to its price and exclusivity, it’s not likely to happen in the near future either.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the Lotus Eletre has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Lotus Eletre to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using workshop and extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy, sourced from both official dealerships and independent workshops. 

As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Eletre, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Battery rangeAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models350 milesA304 – 373 milesA – A
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models50F50 – 50F – F

The Lotus Eletre is brand new model, and therefore we have little running cost data to display at the moment. However, we do know that its official battery range of 350 miles is very competitive with rivals in the large SUV class, and that its insurance premiums are in the highest bracket.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Lotus Eletre has received.

2023

  • GQ Magazine Awards – Best SUV

2022

  • What Car? Electric Awards – Reader Award

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The battery-powered Lotus Eletre is a luxurious performance SUV that, while expensive, is cheaper than many of it's high-power rivals.Lotus Eletre