Geely-owned brand Lotus has said that its Emeya hyper-GT has now completed the final stage of its global test and development programme inside the Arctic Circle in Finland.

The all-electric grand tourer has concluded its validation work which was carried out by Lotus engineers.

The Emeya was tested in Ivalo, Finland, approximately 250km inside the Arctic Circle with temperatures reaching as low as -25 degrees Celsius.

It brings to an end a stringent three-year test and development programme across 15 countries, Lotus says.

In addition to extreme cold, Emeya also endured conditions as high as 40 degrees Celsius. Further in-market testing will take place in the Middle East, United States and Australia ahead of deliveries in these markets.

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Sylvain Verstraeten, Regional Vehicle Line Director, Emeya, said: “Emeya is the ultimate all-electric grand tourer, designed and engineered to deliver the optimum driving experience for our customers 365 days a year and in all conditions. We’re incredibly excited for customers to be able to experience Emeya for themselves.”

During the Arctic testing programme, Lotus’ engineers focused on testing Emeya in various ways, including chassis systems such as suspensions, tyre testing and development of bespoke Lotus winter tyres, and driver assistance functions.

Meeting global regulatory targets is a vital part of the programme, the firm says.