InstaVolt has been powering the all-new fully electric Lotus Eletre R hyper SUV.

Called a hyper SUV because it’s a 4X4 with an incredible 905bhp, the Lotus has taken the motoring world by storm with its design, quality and performance, delivering 0-60 in 2.9 seconds, a top speed of 160 mph and an outstanding range of 370 miles. In a rare sighting the car was spotted at InstaVolt’s charging station at Costa Coffee in Farnborough’s Meadow Gate Avenue.

“The Lotus was absolutely sensational,” said former motoring journalist Lee Peck, who loaned the car from Hendy Lotus in Eastleigh, Hampshire, for an extended test drive.  “It was a real showstopper and attracted admiring looks wherever it went. I think its allure is, in large part, due to the fact that the Lotus name carries such affection with the British public.”

“Not only is the car stunning to look at and fast but as a large SUV it’s a real work horse. It’s comfortable, spacious front and back and has a big boot. The cabin is full of innovations and very easy to use. I particularly liked the 15-inch display screen which, among other things, showed you the surrounding traffic together with pedestrians. It really was like having an extra pair of eyes.”

“Charging the Eletre with InstaVolt’s machines at speeds of up to 160kW takes just minutes. They’re fast, extremely reliable and located near amenities like Costa coffee and McDonalds. A quick snack or cuppa, sort a few emails… I recharge the car, recharge myself and I’m on my way. It really couldn’t be easier.

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