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Even Lotus is reducing emissions

The Lotus Exige - now greener than ever
The Lotus Exige – now greener than ever

Lotus has been doing a lot of work behind the scenes to develop more eco-friendly cars, however you wouldn’t imagine that reducing emissions on the Elise and Exige was a priority.

But we’re pleased to report that the 2010 model year Elise and Exige boast up to a 9% reduction in CO2 emissions, and similar increases in fuel economy.

Lotus prides itself on the light weight of its cars, which also contributes to their efficiency. The Elise S can now achieve 37.2mpg, with CO2 emissions of 179g/km. On the extra urban cycle, this translates to 48.7mpg. Even the Exige S can now manage 33.2mpg combined, with CO2 emissions under 200g/km. It can also reach 60mph from standstill in just 4.5 seconds. Quite a combination!

Mike Kimberley, CEO of Group Lotus plc, stated, “The Lotus philosophy of performance through light weight is even more relevant in today’s emission focused ecological world. This design philosophy has enabled Lotus to offer fantastic levels of performance, with Lotus cars being some of the greenest performance cars on the market”.

Mike Kimberley continues, “We are at the cutting edge of green transport technology and we will continue to push the boundaries with our green research and environmental strategy. We are keen to ensure that Lotus as a company and its products offer an ethical, green option that appeals to our customers”.