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Lotus to star at Sexy Green Show
« on: May 07, 2008, 09:57:42 PM »
Lotus to star at Sexy Green Show

[float=left][/float]Lotus will show off its Exige 270E Tri-Fuel sports car for the first time in the UK at this month's Sexy Green Car Show.

The Lotus has a top speed of 158mph and covers 0-60mph in just 3.9 seconds, yet it is cleaner than most small hatchback cars.

It uses an engine that can run on normal petrol, bio-ethanol or methanol.

The two biofuels can be mixed with normal petrol to make the Exige cleaner and greener than anything else in the current range of Lotus sports cars.

Lotus plans to offer the Tri-fuel engine soon and says carbon-neutral sports cars could be on sale in the next 15 to 20 years.

Head of engine development at Lotus, Geraint Castleton-White, said: "The use of sustainable alcohols like synthetic methanol requires relatively few changes to the vehicle.

"It can also use the current fuel distribution infrastructure, which is a huge advantage for suppliers."

The Co-Operative Sexy Green Car Show takes place at the Eden Project, Cornwall on 23-31 May.

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Re: Lotus to star at Sexy Green Show
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008, 12:55:28 PM »
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