Lamborghini to walk the green path

Lamborghini to walk the green path

Lamborghini plant

In the automotive world the facilities and products of Lamborghini don’t really amount to an awful lot. The company only has one main factory that produces a few thousand cars a year. While those cars are high-powered and return poor fuel economy, Lamborghini owners tend to drive those cars far less than the mainstream autos the rest of us use on a daily basis. So realistically the total emissions from Lamborghini’s don’t add up to much.

Even so, Lamborghini is still highly aware of both social and regulatory concerns and has unveiled an ambitious plan to reduce CO2 emissions. The automaker is in the process of installing 17,000 square meters of solar panels to its factory roof that, when completed later this year, will generate 1,582 MWh of electricity annually. Further to that, changes are being made inside the plant to improve insulation, lighting, and climate control as part of a broader effort to lower factory-related CO2 emissions 30 percent by 2010.

As for the exotic vehicles, Lamborghini is pursuing several paths towards a goal of 35-percent CO2 reduction by 2015. Following on from the use of technology like the direct injection that debuted on the Gallardo LP560-4 last year, Lamborghini engineers are working on improved combustion, weight reduction, auto start/stop systems, hybrid drive and biofuel usage.

Lamborghini plant

In the automotive world the facilities and products of Lamborghini don’t really amount to an awful lot. The company only has one main factory that produces a few thousand cars a year. While those cars are high-powered and return poor fuel economy, Lamborghini owners tend to drive those cars far less than the mainstream autos the rest of us use on a daily basis. So realistically the total emissions from Lamborghini’s don’t add up to much.

Even so, Lamborghini is still highly aware of both social and regulatory concerns and has unveiled an ambitious plan to reduce CO2 emissions. The automaker is in the process of installing 17,000 square meters of solar panels to its factory roof that, when completed later this year, will generate 1,582 MWh of electricity annually. Further to that, changes are being made inside the plant to improve insulation, lighting, and climate control as part of a broader effort to lower factory-related CO2 emissions 30 percent by 2010.

As for the exotic vehicles, Lamborghini is pursuing several paths towards a goal of 35-percent CO2 reduction by 2015. Following on from the use of technology like the direct injection that debuted on the Gallardo LP560-4 last year, Lamborghini engineers are working on improved combustion, weight reduction, auto start/stop systems, hybrid drive and biofuel usage.

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