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I have read previous posts on the use of battery tenders on the Evora. Can I assume the Emira will have similar battery tender options like an accessory plug-in in the boot?
 

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The Lotus battery tender in the GT was a rebranded Deltran Battery Tender Plus. Would be surprised if the Emira doesn't come with one, but if not, you can get a Deltran unit for about $50US
 
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Lotus has included the battery charger since about the beginning of the 400 series. They have used a rebranded Deltran for the lead acid batteries and very high quality Optimate by Tecmate for the LFP optioned cars.
 

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Since the Emira will have a new immobilizer system, it shouldn't have the same parasitic drain of the battery.
 

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Thanks. I replaced the battery in my F430 with an antigravity and using a Lithium CTEC. I have a leftover CTEC and will use it if I can. If prices come down I might swap out the Emira battery with an antigravity (Likely to get a FE). Saves 30 pounds but currently a very expensive battery.
 

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Really hope the Emira sidesteps all of the grief I've heard about Lotus's and battery drain.

I'd also be interested in a li-ion. I've been running one in the Viper for the last 5 years and couldn't be happier, 22lbs saved.
 

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Since the Emira will have a new immobilizer system, it shouldn't have the same parasitic drain of the battery.
Right! It will have the new improved version...lol
 

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Hopefully! Plenty of cars have issues with parasitic battery drain. My Mom's Lexus has been thru multiple batteries and trips to the dealer with NTF and if you google it Honda and GM all have models that it has been an issue with.
 

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Really hope the Emira sidesteps all of the grief I've heard about Lotus's and battery drain.

I'd also be interested in a li-ion. I've been running one in the Viper for the last 5 years and couldn't be happier, 22lbs saved.
The biggest drain seems to be the aftermarket alarm system. With Lotus switching to Volvo infocenter and such electronics this issue may become less troublesome. As to LFP batteries. Lotus has offered them as standard or optional on a number of the Sport and GT offerings.
 
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