In a bid to firm up its eco-credentials, Lotus has reduced CO2 outputs across its entire range by 9% – and improved fuel economies by a similar amount.
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The Elise S benefits from the biggest change, with its fuel economy moving from 34.0mpg to 37.2mpg.
Lotus has managed this by investing in clean engine technology and lightweight materials, which let the keep their existing performance specs while being kinder to the environment.
Mike Kimberley, CEO of Group Lotus, said, ‘The Lotus philosophy of performance through light weight is even more relevant in today’s emission-focused ecological world.
‘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.’
The changes mean that the top-of-the-range Lotus Elise SC is more efficient, cleaner and quicker to 62mph than the Porsche Boxter.
The new, eco-improved Lotus cars are on sale now.
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