Lotus goes for a greener Elise by not using current trends

Lotus goes for a greener Elise by not using current trends

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The Eco Elise project promotes a different perspective on “green”, one which does not revolve solely around tailpipe CO2.

This holistic approach is in keeping with the progressive Lotus culture, driving Lotus to become the world’s green automotive consultancy.

Sustainable materials, hemp, eco wool and sisal have been developed for body panels and trim and, combined with hi-tech water based paint solutions, showcase new affordable green technologies. The green credentials of the technology on show in the Eco Elise have been analysed throughout the lifecycle of the car.

A green gear change display has been integrated into the dashboard to promote greener driving as well as a weight reduction programme, illustrating the holistic approach taken.

The energy expended to manufacture the car has been evaluated, working to the 3R’s – Reduce, Re-use and Recycle.

lotus-elise-eco-high-f

The Eco Elise project promotes a different perspective on “green”, one which does not revolve solely around tailpipe CO2.

This holistic approach is in keeping with the progressive Lotus culture, driving Lotus to become the world’s green automotive consultancy.

Sustainable materials, hemp, eco wool and sisal have been developed for body panels and trim and, combined with hi-tech water based paint solutions, showcase new affordable green technologies. The green credentials of the technology on show in the Eco Elise have been analysed throughout the lifecycle of the car.

A green gear change display has been integrated into the dashboard to promote greener driving as well as a weight reduction programme, illustrating the holistic approach taken.

The energy expended to manufacture the car has been evaluated, working to the 3R’s – Reduce, Re-use and Recycle.

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