By Chris Ward, March 30, 2022
That indeed is the new Lotus SUV otherwise known as the Eletre. The Eletre isn’t merely the start of a new pure electric life for Lotus Cars. The Eletre represents the B-of-the-bang for the beginnings of the Chinese Century. Do you honestly believe Lotus under British ownership would have been around to even contemplate an all-electric SUV? Dany Bahar tried to change Lotus but he was mocked by the traditionalist legacy print journalists. For his efforts, Bahar was even subject to some character assassination.
Not long ago Lotus was staring down the barrel of bankruptcy. It’s taken major Chinese investment and forward-thinking to revive Lotus. To push it into the future. The British eventually wreck everything they make great. At the moment Britain is being asset-stripped of its public services by monolithic American and Australian hedge funds. But we as a nation perpetually cling on to the notion that we remain great. It’s a myth.
The British as a nation is allied to the American system of finance and politics. Brexit has opened the floodgates to unregulated greed. America, if you didn’t know, is an empire at war. War is a currency from which the industrial-military complex profits. The USA is currently illegally occupying the oil fields of Syria, while condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. And they turn around preaching democracy to the Polish.
What has this got to do with the Lotus Eletre? It is about the Chinese century. America is in debt to China, it prints money when it runs out of money. The economic system America is chained to will bankrupt the nation and send economic devastation to those countries who are allied to it. This is not hyperbole, it will happen, 20 years from now, 50 years from now.
The world is at the beginning of the Chinese century, they are racing ahead technologically. And somewhat ironically Communist China will become the predominant economic superpower. And what are we the British doing? We’re still sailing the seas in our pitiful Naval fleet thinking we still rule the waves.
The Lotus Eletre, and Mat will agree with this, marks the beginning of the Chinese Century. Lotus, for better or for worse, will ride that Chinese economic wave.