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Lotus Engineering launches battery test facility

24 November 2020

Lotus Engineering is launching a UK pilot containerised battery testing facility to assess energy storage solutions for the EV sector.


Lotus gets UK Gov funding for BEV architecture

2 October 2020

An engineering partnership led by Lotus has won UK Government support and funding to develop anew next-generation Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) architecture.


Geely fortifies Proton and Lotus for growth

4 June 2020

Many were the sceptics when Li Shufu became the latest owner and part owner of Lotus Cars and Proton respectively. So far, and that includes the COVID-19 crisis, progress could be rated OK and excellent. Geely's boss continues to invest in both, tasking the CEOs of these car makers to show him a pathway to sustainable profits.


just-auto Plus only Lotus and Centrica agree partnership to redesign electric vehicle ownership

11 May 2020


Lotus and Centrica agree 'EV ownership' partnership

11 May 2020

Centrica plc, the parent company of energy giant British Gas, and Geely-owned Lotus are working together to develop a new model for electric vehicle ownership that they say 'fully integrates future mobility and energy'.


just-auto Plus only Lotus chooses high-quality and high efficiency top coat line from Dürr

20 April 2020


Lotus Evija manufacturing facility near ready

19 February 2020

Geely-owned Lotus says the new manufacturing facility where it will build the Evija electric sportscar is being readied for final prototype production.


just-auto Plus only Lotus launches new Evora GT410 with improved usability, new levels of comfort and exceptional value for money

29 January 2020


2019 Monterey Week world debuts list

19 August 2019

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, took place between 13 and 18 August inclusive. The following cars and concepts were world premieres.


Lotus launches electric hypercar

17 July 2019

As noted in our recent analyst forecast of future Proton and Lotus models, the English company has now launched its electric hypercar, called Evija ('ev-eye-a'), co-developed by Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering.


Proton and Lotus future models

8 July 2019

After first taking a look at the Geely and Geometry brands and then Lynk & Co, this third feature in a five part series examining the divisions of ZGH turns the focus to Proton and Lotus.


Lotus to reveal all-electric 'Type 130' hypercar

31 May 2019

Geely-owned Lotus says its all-electric hypercar – project code Type 130 – will be revealed in London on 16th July.


Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

17 April 2019

Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of 360,000 square metres quoted by the organiser. There were 136 scheduled press conferences on 16 and 17 April plus multiple events which took place in the days (and weeks) beforehand as OEMs attempted to have their brands' voices heard in the welter of announcements.


Lotus/Williams to develop advanced propulsion tech

29 January 2019

Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering have announced a strategic technical partnership in which the companies will share research and development into advanced propulsion technologies.


Lotus cars to be produced in China - report

17 January 2019

Geely - owner of Lotus - is reportedly planning to start producing Lotus cars in a new facility in Wuhan, China.


just-auto Plus only Lotus announces senior leadership appointments

16 January 2019


just-auto Plus only Lotus sells record 1,630 cars globally in 2018

14 January 2019


Lotus appoints Phil Popham to commercial role

13 September 2018

Group Lotus has announced the appointment of Phil Popham as Senior Vice-President – Commercial Operations for Group Lotus and CEO – Lotus Sports Cars, effective from 01 October 2018. Popham  will report to Group Lotus plc CEO, Mr Feng Qingfeng.


just-auto Plus only Lotus appoints new director of product strategy and management

30 August 2018


Lotus under Geely - what's the plan?

17 July 2018

Lotus is something of a curiosity. Like Chrysler, many companies have owned it, only to eventually sell to another firm, usually having sustained substantial losses during the period of control. Will things be different under Geely?


Feng Qingfeng succeeds Gales as Lotus CEO

4 June 2018

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has announced that Feng Qingfeng, vice president and chief technical officer of Geely Auto Group, has been appointed to succeed Jean-Marc Gales as chief executive officer of Group Lotus effective immediately.


just-auto Plus only Geely acquires majority stakes in Lotus

2 October 2017


just-auto Plus only Lotus Group reports GBP10m profit in H2 FY2016-17

11 August 2017


just-auto Plus only Lotus presents new Evora GT430

21 July 2017


COMMENT - Lotus and a new beginning. Again?

28 June 2017

The deal is done. DRB-Hicom Berhad has signed an agreement for China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) to take a 49.9% equity stake in Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings Berhad (Proton). DRB also sold its stake in Lotus to ZGH (with a minority held by Etika Automotive). Ian Adcock considers the future for Lotus.


Geely acquires Proton stake and all of Lotus

23 June 2017

DRB-Hicom Berhad has signed an agreement for China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) to take a 49.9% equity in Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings Berhad (Proton). DRB also sold its entire stake in Lotus Advance Technology to ZGH and Etika Automotive. The signing came 30 days after both parties signed a heads of agreement on the deal in Putrajaya.


just-auto Plus only Lotus unveils new Lotus Elise line up

20 March 2017


Geely reconsiders Proton bid

3 March 2017

Shares of Malaysia’s DRB-Hicom fell sharply in late trading on Friday as investors reacted to news that Chinese carmaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group is re-evaluating its recent bid for Proton Holdings.


just-auto Plus only Lotus expands its Exige model line up with Sport 380

25 November 2016


just-auto Plus only Lotus reveals Evora Sport 410

2 November 2016

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Lotus news

Lotus Engineering launches battery test facility

24 November 2020

Lotus Engineering is launching a UK pilot containerised battery testing facility to assess energy...


Lotus gets UK Gov funding for BEV architecture

2 October 2020

An engineering partnership led by Lotus has won UK Government support and funding to develop anew...


Geely fortifies Proton and Lotus for growth

4 June 2020

Many were the sceptics when Li Shufu became the latest owner and part owner of Lotus Cars and Pro...


Lotus & Centrica agree 'EV ownership' partnership

11 May 2020

Centrica plc, the parent company of energy giant British Gas, and Geely-owned Lotus are working t...


just-auto Plus only Lotus, Centrica to redesign EV ownership

11 May 2020

Centrica plc, the parent company of British Gas, and British motor manufacturer Lotus are working...


just-auto Plus only Lotus chooses top coat paint line from Dürr

20 April 2020

Sports car manufacturer Lotus is automating its body painting facility at its British headquarter...



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